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-Sliding is an essential playing skill where the fretted finger is moved either up or down the fretboard after the initial note is sounded.  The fretting finger remains pressed against the fretboard.

-Round Wound guitar strings will squeal when you slide on them.  A Flat Wound string will make less noise when you slide because the surface is smooth.  Ground Wound strings (Round Wound which have been polished smooth) also produce less noise.

-A Slide may also be used to slide the note.  The Slide is usually a cylinder of glass or chrome steel which fits over the finger.  Some showmen will use a Beer Bottle or even the Microphone Stand as a slide.  Do not press the string down to the fretboard when sliding the note.

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Video 1. Sliding using the Fretted Finger then using a Slide.


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