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Slides? 0 / x?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Demon, Apr 28, 2006.


  1. Demon

    Demon

    Mar 17, 2006
    Sweden, Stockholm
    Ok ive understood thta when a tab says 5 / 7 i slide down from 5th fret to 7 with same finger, but what do i do when it says example 0 / 5? How can i slide from nothing?:S
     
  2. jeff_bass28

    jeff_bass28 Guest

    Mar 21, 2006
    play an open string. slide up. simple.
     
  3. Demon

    Demon

    Mar 17, 2006
    Sweden, Stockholm
    from where:/
     
  4. It feels a little strange, but you can slide up from the nut.
     
  5. Demon

    Demon

    Mar 17, 2006
    Sweden, Stockholm
    ok so, can i slide down from teh bottom also then? If it says 0/6 means i should slide up to 6 from the beginning of the neck ?
     
  6. Demon

    Demon

    Mar 17, 2006
    Sweden, Stockholm
    Also, when it says X on a tab, ive heard it means a dead note, but im not really sure how to make a dead note. Is it done the sameway as a harmonic?
     
  7. I am not up on my tabs very much............I would think that a dead note may be the same as a ghost note...........not a harmonic...........
     
  8. Yup, just for a percussive quality..FYI, Fieldy never needs to worry about executing those..:D
     
  9. Demon

    Demon

    Mar 17, 2006
    Sweden, Stockholm
    So maybe anyone could say how to do one then..?
     
  10. Pierre_Pontroli

    Pierre_Pontroli

    Mar 18, 2006
    I think you pick the string as usual, but instead of fretting a note you just lay your fingers on the string so it has a kinda muted, thudding sound. The sound can be quite different depending on where you deaden the string, and the tab never actually tells you where to lay your fingers. Well I think thats how it's done anyhows!! It's what I do. Mr Pastorius does it quite alot, at tempo, and he gets a lovely frothey bubbly sound!
     
  11. EricF

    EricF Habitual User

    Sep 26, 2005
    Pasadena, CA
    An "X" in tab is a ghost/dead/muted note. You accomplish this by touching the string to deaden the vibration, but not pressing hard enough to get a clean note.

    For the 0/5 slide, start with your finger resting on the nut and just slide up to the 5th fret. A little practice will get you feeling comforatble with it in no time.
     

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