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The videos on this page present the exercises at a very slow tempo, 50 beats per minute.
They are all made up of 8th notes, so this tempo is basically like playing quarter notes at 100bpm. Nice and slow!
I always find that if I can learn something new at a very slow tempo, avoiding the temptation to try and speed it up beyond what I’m capable of, I actually work it up way faster!
Take your time with these slow examples on this page and the rest of the course will be a breeze!
Exercise 1 covers 2 of the classic shapes. Beginning in shape 1, you slide into shape 2 at the top (just like practice suggestion 2 from the previous page) and then finish out the phrase in shape 2.
In this one (like all the exercises) you begin in shape 1, and then slide at the 3rd string into shape 2, only to slide into shape 3 once you reach the first string. The rest of the phrase finishes out in shape 3.
In Exercise 3 we’re adding some fun slidey sliders with a fun transition from shape 2 to shape 4. If that big slide from the 6th fret of the 1st string to the 11th fret of the 2nd string is tricky for you, just repeat that a few times until you feel comfy doing it. This one is my favorite of these to play fast.
Exercise 4 combines all 5 shapes into one riff. There are a ton of slides in this one so go slow and really try to nail those slides!