The principle of "Slash Methods®" applies to specially composed music, not to existing music. Therefore, there are two steps :

1. The composition comprises a set of metaphors and intentions,

2. The "Slash" Method, "Plateau," or "Backslash" applies to the composition. The "Slash" method is primarily structured around a decrease in tempo, the "Plateau" constitutes a musical section with a stable tempo, and the "Backslash" corresponds to a steady increase in tempo.