Guide To Bass Guitar Slides (Technique & Application)

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Bass guitar slides are an important part of bass technique. Whether you play one to enter a verse or you use them in solos, fills, or bass lines, you'll want to make sure you have the technique locked in.

Slides form part of articulations. Others include hammer-ons, pull-offs, bends, vibrato, and ghost notes. They really bring flair to bass playing. Here's a video that goes through how to play and use them.


For more technique exercises, check out my book Creative Bass Technique Exercises.

Creative Bass Technique Exercises- 70 Melodic Exercises to Develop Great Feel & Technique

By the way, for a brilliant example of slides in a bass line, here's Flea's on Purple Stain by Red Hot Chili Peppers.

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