Double Stops and Hammer ons


Ianelrick
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Hi

Can anyone point me to a tutorial that gives a slowish example of how to play these? Just want to check I am doing it correctly in terms of order? esp the one with the ghost note. Is that just fretting G/B strings at 3rd fret then immediately picking both strings while hammering onto 5th fret on G ?

What is difference in technique between the first hammer on cliche and the last one?

Thanks in advance


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ChristopherSchlegel
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Originally Posted by: Ianelrick

Can anyone point me to a tutorial that gives a slowish example of how to play these?

esp the one with the ghost note. Is that just fretting G/B strings at 3rd fret then immediately picking both strings while hammering onto 5th fret on G ?

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The first hammer-on lick is called a grace note. I do a bunch of them in this lesson.

https://www.guitartricks.com/lesson.php?input=17456

The idea is to hammer-on very quickly from 3. So you have the right idea. Start with your index finger barring the 3rd fret & hammer-on the 5th fret as soon as you strike the strings. The idea behind a grace note is to happen so quickly that it's just a tiny embellishment, but rhythmically so short in time value that it's not even notated as a different subdivsion.

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What is difference in technique between the first hammer on cliche and the last one?

The second hammer-on lick is the same type of physical motion, but happens more slowly. Since there is a 1/16th note subdivision the intention is to clearly hear the first diad, then the hammer-on after a 1/16th note time passes.

This is a small distinction to be sure! But the only difference between these 2 licks is the amount of time that passes.

1st lick is a very quick hammer-on. As fast a possible while still clearly articulating it. 2nd lick is a little slower, more deliberately separated in time.

Hope that helps!


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Ianelrick
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Many thanks. Had a real brain lapse as I have done these before. Totally forgot.

Note to self study the music AND the tab.


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ChristopherSchlegel
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Originally Posted by: Ianelrick

Many thanks. Had a real brain lapse as I have done these before. Totally forgot.

Note to self study the music AND the tab.

You're welcome!


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raziyeh.ameri5267
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This musical seesawing can in theory go on indefinitely, as long as you can keep up sustain and volume (easier on electric guitar than acoustic) A rapid such series of hammer-ons and pull-offs between a single pair of notes is called a trill.


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