The Roman numeral at the top is fret number and the number written next to the grace notes is the finger number which is 1 (index) should I be sliding from 5th fret to 7th using my index which would be F# and B or should I be hammering to G and B following the key signature.

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I'm not sure where your doubt comes from, but what you clearly have to do is slide from the 5th fret to the 7th fret on the B and E strings. Maybe you're surprised by the sharp which is a courtesy accidental reminding you that you should play an F# (because there was an F natural in the previous bar).

  • Those courtesy accidentals sometimes get me going. There are other places where they could have been used, but aren't. Question - bar 22. 2nd note - B what? That's where an accidental may have been useful...
    – Tim
    Commented Sep 25, 2018 at 20:59
  • @Tim: There are different conventions concerning courtesy accidentals, but in this case, referring to bar 22, the b flat in bar 21 had already been turned into a b in the same bar, so there's nothing to remind the player of.
    – Matt L.
    Commented Sep 26, 2018 at 12:06

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