If there’s one area of slide guitar that is often neglected it’s picking. We’re probably all a little guilty of slapping on a slide and going for the fun that awaits on the fretboard while giving little thought to what (and how) we’re picking.
This can lead to bad habits or simply not realizing your full potential when playing slide guitar.
In this course, we’re going to work our way through several picking exercises in open g (Spanish) tuning. We’ll focus on building core movements that encourage thumb control and finger independence along with essential muting techniques.
I’ll demonstrate the exercises on a resonator guitar, but you can certainly use a flat-top acoustic. Just make sure your tuned to open g (DGDGBD) and you’ll be able to follow along.
The exercises are available for download in both Guitar Pro 7 and PDF formats. Plus each exercises is synced with the demonstration using the SoundSlice video player so you can slow down and loop the exercises that you need to work on the most.