Guitar Slides: The Beginner’s Guide

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How To Perform Guitar Slides

Slides are a basic guitar technique that you’ll find in every style of music. A slide is just what it sounds like: sliding your finger either up, down, to, or from notes.

Fig. 1

Slide up to the 9th fret.

Fig. 2

Slide down from the 9th fret.

Fig. 3

Slide from the 7th fret to the 9th fret. Pick both notes.

Fig. 4

Slide from the 9th fret to the 7th. Pick both notes.

Fig. 5

Slide from 7th fret to the 9th fret. Pick only the first note.

Fig. 6

Slide from the 9th fret to the 7th. Pick only the first note.