Hey Keith!! Those are tough pull offs to get fast and clean!
First off -- give your fingers a rest and come back to it when they feel a little better. Soaking your fingertips in apple cider vinegar for 30 seconds may help with the soreness and develop calluses quicker. Some also suggest drying out your fingertips a few times a day by applying rubbing alcohol with a cotton ball -- this can hasten the formation of calluses.
Of course, as you know me like a cheap novel, practice practice practice at slow speeds is always my recomendation -- however, it also is useful to add finger strengthening excercises into your practice sessions. Check out the following lesson for an example:
Hope this helps! Let me know how it goes!
Originally Posted by: kloveless
Hey Mike, and yet another great song choice and lesson from you, the slides are coming along good but the pull offs are a real challenge, any advice other than practice, practice, practice? My fingers are getting pretty sore........... Keith
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