Guitar Riff Ideas: Sliding Between Notes

This guitar lesson is a pretty basic one (sliding between notes), but hopefully it still contains some useful tips for you.

I wanted to talk briefly about ‘sliding between notes’ on your guitar… I’m NOT talking about using a ‘slide’ on your guitar, in the sense of putting a metal or glass tube around your finger… that would be a very cool topic for a different day.

However, today we’re going to look at how you can go about sliding between notes, perhaps as a way to get into a riff, or to get out of a solo, or for whatever your brain can concoct as being a cool idea.

So without further ado, let’s jump right into it.

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If you liked the style and difficulty level of this guitar riff, you might like to check out my short course that contains a bunch more guitar riffs in G major.

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  1. Great Lesson. In which I would now like to take this opportunity to ask if you can put together some Pentatonic riff patterns that we may practice until we can create our own. I have been searching yours and Colin’s site often and have yet to find any. You guys are great and have taught us all a whole lot, but some of us (Or at least one of us) really need the tabs and step by step patterns.
    Thanks for considering.
    P.s I am also wondering if you have any tutorials on the ‘Dorian’ scale?

    1. Concerning the ‘Dorian’ scale can you share your insight of this scale and what it means etc. . . . . ? Thanks!

    2. Hi Randy, actually, I’ve got quite a few pentatonic licks on the site here, though they are not all labeled as such. You can start here:

      Colin also has quite a few guitar riffs posted.

      Re the ‘Dorian’ scale, no, I don’t have a lesson on it specifically, because personally I never use it. However, you can relate to it as the major scale starting from the 2nd scale degree… for instance, in the A major scale, you’d start playing on the B instead of the A. You can use the same pattern as the A major scale, or you can use a different pattern – many players use different patterns for every single mode; however I find that overkill and just stick to three separate scale patterns that give full access to the fretboard, as I teach in my Guitar Scale Patterns course.

      1. Great! Thanks for the links.
        And I guess that explains why every time I try to figure out the Dorian scale it is always interpreted differently. I do have your scale course naming all the Latin terms for reach number in the scale. So I see your point: G would start on the A (#2 Dorian) etc.
        Thanks for the insight and all the lessons!
        Keep the Stevie Ray V coming, I love that Riff in ‘G’ you taught!

  2. Can not think of anything to say. sliding is fun and it is amazing what it can do for a lick and particulary add in bends hammer ons and pull offs, then it becomes even mor fun to do.

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