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Slide Guitar 10
The Drag Down

No video with this lesson - listen to the soundfile.

This is probably one of the best bits of technique you can add to your repertoire.

It involves sliding down a tone (or semitone) quickly then damping so you don't hear the slide coming back up - you then hit another note at the fret you started on.

The soundfile has a few examples all played at the 12th fret.

The hardest thing here is the right hand damping which you need to practice slowly.

Drag down - Damp - Move back without a slide up sound.

Once you have the damping synchronized as part of the phrase it should be easy to speed it up.

The Tab