How to add bends, slides and vibrato to your electric guitar solos

If you’re serious about guitar playing, you’ll need to add bends, slides and vibrato to your technique arsenal - and in this video lesson, you can learn a lick that has it all.

In the clip above, pro guitar tutor Marc Seal teaches you a lick in D minor that encompasses all of these essential techniques by breaking down each section into its component parts.

By utilising these classic playing techniques, you can inject more character and feel into your solos.

Licks like these sound and feel great to play with Elixir’s OPTIWEB coated strings, which deliver a crisp tone and a natural playing feel - like uncoated strings - combined with long-lasting tone.

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OPTIWEB coating offers a natural feel and crisp tone, while POLYWEB features a warm tone and fast feel; NANOWEB delivers a bright tone and smooth feel.

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