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Definition for: Hammer-on

Switching from a lower note to a higher one on the same string without re-picking. The intitial strike of the string sets a certain length of it vibrating (for example, from the bridge to the third fret), and then the length is shortened as the other finger is hammered on to the higher fret (vibrating from the bridge to the fifth fret). This raises the pitch produced.

19 Tutorials Found For: Hammer-on

info title style difficulty instructor
rock Anders Mouridsen Anders Mouridsen
Any Style Christopher Schlegel Christopher Schlegel
acoustic Lisa McCormick Lisa McCormick
rock Joel Van Dijk Joel Van Dijk
rock Mike Olekshy Mike Olekshy
rock Neal Walter Neal Walter
blues Hanspeter Kruesi Hanspeter Kruesi
country J.D. Jarrell J.D. Jarrell
blues Anders Mouridsen Anders Mouridsen
acoustic Mick Leonardi Mick Leonardi
rock Christopher Schlegel Christopher Schlegel
metal Ben Lindholm Ben Lindholm
blues Anders Mouridsen Anders Mouridsen
blues Hanspeter Kruesi Hanspeter Kruesi
rock Christopher Schlegel Christopher Schlegel
blues Anders Mouridsen Anders Mouridsen
blues Christopher Schlegel Christopher Schlegel
acoustic Douglas Showalter Douglas Showalter
Any Style Christopher Schlegel Christopher Schlegel