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Watch the Open Position Slider online guitar lesson by TrueFire from 30 Super Easy Blues Licks

Open Position Slider - Lick 11 is a video guitar lesson presented by Andy Aledort and is sourced from 30 Beginner Slide Blues Guitar Licks You MUST Know.


Thus far, all of our licks have been initiated in 12th position. For example, in licks 7 and 8 we simply moved a 12th position lick down to a lower position to accommodate the iv and V chords. This lick gives us an opportunity to explore the use of the open strings in a slide lick, played over the I chord, E. There are some specific technical challenges to executing a slide lick so low on the fretboard as the action of the strings is much lower. You'll need to be sure to apply just enough pressure to sound the notes without touching the frets. Also, there is a pull-off sounded on the B string, so simply lift the slide off the string after it is picked to sound the open B without striking the string again.