This Blues Slide Lick Requires No Slide at All—Learn It Now!

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PHOTO: Cindy Moorhead

Slide guitar can be a troublesome thing for those new to the style. For one thing, it requires a slide, and preferably an instrument with high action. The playing technique itself takes practice to master, and these reasons together probably account for why many guitarists don’t take the time to explore slide guitar playing.

If you’re among those who don’t play slide, here’s a substitute technique that sounds pretty close to the real thing. In the video below, the folks at JamPlay demonstrate a faux slide blues guitar lick that you can use to impress your friends and amaze people. Master the lick, and then put the technique to use in your playing.

Visit JamPlay’s YouTube channel for more great instructional videos.