Legato Slide vs Shift Slide…
Hello bass players and bass fans! In this issue we are going to study how to read the swing eighths.
When we talk about slide techniques, we are referring to what is known in classical music as the glissando.
• Glissando = a continuous slide upward or downward between two notes.
There are two types of slides, legato and shift.
Legato Slide = strike the first note and then slide the same fret-hand finger up or down to the second note. The second note is not struck.
Fig. 1 – Legato Slide – Upward
Fig. 2 – Legato Slide – Downward
Shift Slide = Same as Legato Slide, except the second note is struck.
Fig. 3 – Shift Slide – Upward
Fig. 4 – Shift Slide – Downward
So, at the end of the day, you as a bassist will decide what type of Slide you will use depending on the effect you want in your performance.
See you next month for more full bass attack!!! Groove On!!!