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e-----------------
B-----------------
G------5/7--------
D-----------------
A-----------------
E-----------------
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What is it?
Sliding is a guitar technique that allow you to transition smoothly between notes on a single string, by sliding your fretting fingers up and down the string on the fretboard. 

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Sliding

Once you understand how to play slides, proceed to the next lesson - Palm muting

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This is what it should look and sound like:
e-----------------------------------------
B-----------------------------------------
G-----------------------------------------
D------------7/8\7---5/7\5-----5----------
A------5/7-------------------7-----7\5----
E--5-8---------------------------------5--
Sliding adds tremendous effect to your playing and adds nice spunk and depth to you playing style.

Sliding is a nice way to transition between two distinct notes, it can also be used to ornament a note.  Say for example you want to play and accentuate the note on the 7th fret of a string. 

Instead of directly playing it, you'll play the 5th string and immediately slide up to the 7th.  When the whole thing is performed in one motion, it will not even sound as if you every played the 5th fret, but put some nice emphasis on the 7th fret.  Here's what I'm taking about (the note in bold is the one I want to accentuate:
e-------------------
B-------------------
G-------------------
D------5/7--5-------
A---5-8-------------
E-------------------
Great, now let's heat it up a bit...
Try playing the following lick which involves some sliding.  Again, if this is your first time doing this kind of thing it'll take your brain and hands some getting used to and test your patience (But it looks so easy on the video!!).  Here's the tab:
This is what it should look and sound like:
Try until you can manage it.
This is what it should look and sound like:

In the example below you would play the 5th fret on the G-string and pluck the string once.  You would then, while keeping the string pressed down, slide your finger up the string until it reaches the 7th fret.  The effect is a smooth sounding transition between the two notes.
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