What is a slide for on guitar?

1 Answer
Jul 6, 2016

A slide allows you to have smoother transitions in pitch and can help increase vibrato.


Unfortunately I don't own a slide so I can't record an audio file for you. Slides can actually be a hindrance (difficult to use) so many guitarists, with the exception of some jazz, blues, and creole musicians, don't use them (they've been supplanted by pedals which look something like [this] (somewhat expensive)(http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/ME80?adpos=1o1&creative=114579633361&device=c&matchtype=&network=s&gclid=CMiw3-bq3c0CFUZrfgodM8sGHA) or not so flashy like this) Below's a YouTube video of a guitarist using a slide: