If you’ve ever passively heard or actively listened to any blues, blues rock or country music then chances are that at some point in time you have likely come across songs where the guitarist is utilizing a slide.
There are two types of slides out there to choose from and they come in different lengths and sizes. The glass slide and the metal slide are both great tools to have in your guitar case, but there is a little bit of a difference in the way they sound on the fretboard.
Personally, I like the flexibility of having both the glass and metal slides available as both are unique in and of themselves where sound and feel are concerned. It does take a bit of time to become comfortable with having a slide on your finger and to learn how to use it, but once you do, it can really add to the versatility of your playing.
Admittedly, the using of a slide is not everyone’s cup of tea, and that’s fine, but many great guitarists have used a slide very effectively in their music and created some really cool sounding guitar riffs with it.
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