Watch the Slide Simple Too online guitar lesson by Andy Aledort from 30 Beginner Slide Blues Guitar Licks You MUST Know

Now that you have the basic idea of sliding up to higher notes and down to lower notes on one string, let's move on to the next logical place by applying this movement to progressively lower strings.

Just as in the first lick, a note is sounded on each downbeat here, but now each successive note moves from the first, to the second, to the third, to the fourth string, sounded with a "slide up" to each of these notes. This lick affords the opportunity to hit each target note properly, and also illuminates the benefit of the open tuning in that the notes of an E major triad (E, B and G#) are sounded when laying the slide across the top three strings at the 12th fret.