Sliding On Guitar For Beginners

This video guitar lesson focuses on the fundamentals of sliding notes and chords on the guitar.

Guitar slides are an essential technique for both rhythm and lead playing so pay close attention to this one.

Probably the most important thing you need to direct your attention to when doing slides is what your thumb is doing. I spend a lot of time in the video lesson showing you close-ups of the thumb so you will understand exactly how to practice.

After doing the exercises where I play them in the lesson, try moving to other parts of the fretboard and attempting slides from one note to the next gradually getting farther and farther apart.

Have Fun!!

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Sliding On Guitar For Beginners


  1. aditya prasai on July 20, 2012 at 10:46 am

    thank u sir i must say i am a pure beginner didn’t know anything about guitar your beginners classes has helped me a lot to improve my guitar skills i truly thank u for that

  2. Basel Khalil on July 12, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Great thank you Carl

  3. Robert Goss on October 18, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    Carl, would like to see what your picking is like on the slide!

  4. Marc Walton on June 29, 2018 at 9:58 am

    The fret in between sounds too(while jumping from 10 to 12,11 too makes a sound)what do I do?

  5. Mboomjockey on December 7, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    Hey Carl,
    I’ve been playing your youtube lessons for quite sometime now. Im very interested in learning guitar.
    Great teaching technics, keep up the lessons. I just recently signed up on 365. As I progress I can go for more advanced lesson.

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