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).


  1. Place your 1st finger on the 5th fret of the 1st string (the highest, thinnest string)
  2. Pluck the string
  3. 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.