in learning how to play slide guitar? Before you go to your
local music store and let your salesman fit you with a generic
slide that prevents you from playing chords during a song, slip
on the JetSlide and feel how easy it is to switch between slide
soloing and chord playing. The JetSlide is simply the latest
and greatest innovation in guitar playing technology.
One of the fears that guitarists encounter in playing slide
is a loss of musical timing when switching between the use of
a slide and going back to a non- slide situation. But with the
innovative JetSlide you can play slide guitar licks, while retaining
full use of your fretting fingers for playing either chords
or guitar solos, and do so without losing a beat. While the
JetSlide takes a little time to get used to (just one night
of practicing), once you’ve mastered it, it can open great
possibilities for your playing.
The key to the JetSlide is its cylinderless design. Fit the
slide on like you would a ring which connects to the slide that
rests alongside the ring finger itself. The back and bent portion
of the slide bar rests between the flesh of the ring finger
and pinky. This prevents the slide from turning excessively
toward the underside of the ring finger. It also stabilizes
the slide while it is being used, and helps it fall out of the
way when the finger tab is released.
Another major benefit of the JetSlide is that it makes slide
guitar instruction all the more fun. Now, if you’re teaching
slide guitar and your student is wearing the JetSlide on his
ring finger, while you are wearing your JetSlide on your finger,
switching between rhythm and lead guitar becomes much easier
and more fun. When the fun increases, so will the frequency
of the lessons.
Traditionally, it’s one guitar player at a time playing
slide-lead while the other guitarist strums chords as
a rhythm guitarist. But with JetSlide, each musician can switch
back and forth between lead-slide and rhythm guitar. With the
invention of this fine piece of equipment, the JetSlide should,
in time, make the use of the regular slide obsolete. Older,
more traditional slides will just slip slide n’away.#
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