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Hammer On / Pull Off
(By Tyson)
 

Hammer on's and pull off's are very useful tools.  A hammer on is used to create 2 or more notes while only actually picking the string once.  Okay, try this.  pick one time on the 0'th fret of the 5'th string from the bottom and then drop your finger to the 2'nd fret of the same sting without picking it.  Try to do this quickly.  That would look like:

Ok, that's all well and good but isn't that kind of easy?  How about this:

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Practice that some.  Use it on some scales, mess around with it! Yeah.  Now then the lesson will move to pull-off's which is similar to a hammer on's... only backwards.  Sound the second fret of the fourth string from the top and pull off your finger which will leave it on the zeroeth fret.  Get it?  Learn this:

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Before long you'll be smokin' the fretboard with this stuff.  How about practicing cool stuff like:


e----------------------------------------------------
B-----------------13-12-15------------------13-12----
G---------12-h-14-------------------12-h-14-------12-
D-12-h-14-------------------12-h-14------------------
A----------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------

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Well, there you have it.  Rock on.  Have fun.  Smoke The fretboard.  Live Long and prosper.  Ect...



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