LICK 1 bass string octaves and top string slide
Let’s begin with the first of three examples in open D tuning (D A D F# A D low to high). Here we’re mixing a repetitious octave skipped open-string bass part with a high melody predominantly articulated using the slide. It helps if you hold the slide at a slight angle to the fretboard so that you only really make contact with the first string, allowing the open strings to ring unimpeded. You might find that a little extraneous noise as the slide now occasionally touches the frets but this is all relative to factors such as the action on your guitar and the height and shape of the frets but anyway the occasional rattle and buzz can actually add to the vibe and feel of the music so don’t be too analytical here.