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Hammer-Ons & Pull-Offs
Hammer-ons and pull-offs have been a staple technique in rock guitar for many years by countless players, enabling expressive lead playing and chord embellishments. In this tutorial, Joel Van Dijk will show you how to play and apply these techniques using the minor pentatonic scale.
If you're looking to be more expressive and dynamic in your lead playing, then learning about hammer-ons and pull-offs is a great technique to get under your fingers. The basic concept is fairly simple: a hammer-on is hammering your finger onto the fret without picking it, creating a tone. The pull-off is the equal and opposite. We'll work on building finger strength, using the pentatonic and dorian scale, playing legato, using open strings, and...
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