A particular technique for playing the guitar utilizing a glass or metal cylinder which slides along the strings to stop them at different pitches without pressing the strings to the fingerboard at fixed locations

A style of guitar playing that uses a hard object called a "slide" to alter the pitch of the strings, instead of using the fingers to press the strings against the fret board. This slide can then be moved along the string without lifting, creating smooth transitions in pitch and allowing wide, expressive vibrato.

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