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Basic Rolls & Slides

We've looked at the six basic rolls and now I give you an exercise to help you study each of them. This is a real test of coordination. When you can play this up and down the fretboard with ease, you'll be on to something. These take real dexterity to play proficiently. Learn to continue these moves up the fretboard in the pattern that preceeds. Play each successively as you move up and back down the fretboard. This will give you something to strive for as you practice. Instead of a half-step slide, you can use a whole-step movement. Each time you practice these moves try to make up new moves for the left hand. You change a lick by changing the variables.

Continue up the neck playing each in order as you move up a fret.

When you get to the top of the fretboard, come back down in the same pattern.

You'll have to spend time working on each of the moves
separately if you have trouble doing the pattern up the neck.

Think of these as six separate exercises. I just give you the basic
moves and you have to continue them up the neck and back down by yourself.