Sliding is a form of legato (smooth playing) that is similar to hammer-ons and pull-offs. The technique involves playing a note and then moving the finger to a different fret (keeping the finger pressed firmly against the fretboard as you move).
- Place your 1st finger on the 5th fret of the 1st string (the highest, thinnest string)
- Pluck the string
- Whilst holding your finger firmly against the fretboard, drag your finger up to the 7th fret (passing the 6th fret along the way)
The slide should sound like a swift transition from the 5th fret through to the 7th fret. The finger should remain pressed against the fretboard at all times, otherwise the sound will be cut.