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Hammer-Ons & Pull-Offs in Rock
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In this set of lessons, Anders Mouridsen will teach you hammer-ons and pull-offs. First we'll talk about what they are, then dial-in a good tone. Then we'll learn how to play both hammer-ons and pull-offs, and then combine the two techniques. Then it's time to learn a lick, and after that you'll learn to improvise with it. To conclude, we'll teach you some easy practice exercises.

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Hammer-Ons & Pull-Offs
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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 how to "pull-hammer-slide".

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Trill Drills
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If you combine a hammer-on and a pull-off you've got the beginning of a trill. A trill is a musical ornamentation technique hat consists of rapidly alternating between two notes. In this tutorial you'll learn some exercises that can help building your trilling technique. We'll systematically work each finger into the routine.

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Dream Theater
Pull Me Under Dream Theater
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In these 20 lessons, Michael Elsner will dig up all the details for the prog rock song "Pull Me Under", recorded and performed by Dream Theater. Michael will talk about the chords you need to know, the three verse variations, the various pre-chorus and chorus elements, the progression under the keyboard solo, the guitar solo, the extra parts in the song, the song outro, then some final thoughts. Then it's time to play it through!

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Indigo Girls
Hammer and a Nail Indigo Girls
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In this tutorial, Lisa McCormick will teach you the acoustic song "Hammer and a Nail" as made famous by the Indigo Girls. Lisa will first tune you in to the big picture, then start by teaching you the chorus of the song which is central to everything. Then you'll build the verse, and the intro to the song, followed by the pre-chorus and the outro. To cap it all off, Lisa takes you through three play alongs.

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Free Lessons With Mike Olekshy
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These free lessons are a preview of what you get with a Full Access membership. If you enjoy these preview lesson and want to learn even more, click the yellow button on this page to try Full Access, which includes thousands of lessons and more about hammer ons & pull offs, power chords and palm muting, boom chick rhythm playing, pedal steel guitar tricks, playing licks with the pentatonic scale and chicken pickin' techniques.

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GT Channel: Rock with Neal 1
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These Guitar Tricks Channel episodes will teach you rock palm muting techniques, whammy bar tricks with harmonics, pick scraping, getting more notes with hammer-ons and pull-offs, chord riffs, and pentatonic soloing.

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Double Stop Progression In A
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This double stop progression was inspired by some pickers I've met while performing, and they wanted to know how I put these licks together. The first one is mostly double stops, but there are hammer ons, pull offs, even string bending in the next three. I'll show you the licks in the 1, 4, and 5 chords, and play them with the "Med A 1-4-5 Progression Jam" in our jam station.

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Whammy Bar from the Beginning
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In this tutorial, we'll learn some rock whammy (or "vibrato") bar techniques. I'll start by looking at some basic techniques and licks, then talk about how the whammy bar works and some insights into tuning issues. Then I'll teach you a rock riff with whammy, some "divebombing", and some ornamental dips. Next up are a few lessons using hammer-ons and pull-offs, followed by "harmonic dipping and screaming". We'll end with a play along.

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Metal for Beginners II
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In this ten lesson tutorial, we'll expand on what we learned in Metal for Beginners I. Here I will recap the first tutorial in this series, then I'll talk about alternate picking and give examples, quick switching between palm muting and not muting, look at hammer-ons and pull-offs (it's hammertime!), metal with a clean sound, and an epic intro!

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Building a Blues Lick
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In this blues level 2 tutorial, we'll take a look at some basic building blocks to get you started on creating your own licks and building a blues vocabulary. We'll look at the importance of the root note, adding hammer-ons and pull-offs, a bend, combining these ideas, and playing them with backing tracks.

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Playing with Feel in Blues
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In these lessons I will introduce you to some really useful techniques like bending, vibrato and hammer-ons and pull-offs, so that you can start working on your feel. Great feel doesn't come from these techniques alone, but learning them will help you get in touch with that side of blues playing.

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Left Hand Technique for Absolute Beginners
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What does the left hand do? This tutorial of 3 lessons shows absolute beginner guitarist students the basics of left hand technique. Topics include fretting the strings with fingertips, fingerpads, barring with the whole finger, muting, hammer-ons, pull-offs and trills.

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Ritchie Blackmore Artist Study
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In this set of lessons we'll learn some essentials in the style of legendary rock guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, starting with a look at his tone. We'll then lay out finger-plucked riffs, blues licks, and minor triad sweeping followed by a play along. Next up is octave riffing, scale sequencing, and 2-string arpeggio pull-offs and a play along; then we'll look at "snake charmer" riffs and licks and phrygian triads, and another play along!

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Blues Workouts
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In this tutorial, we're going to go through six different exercises that will help improve your blues playing. First we'll do a basic pentatonic workout using alternate picking; then we'll do a hammer-on and pull-off workout. Next we'll work in grops of four, then do a triplet workout. Finally, we'll do a strumming workout and an exercise on arpeggios, using the myxolydian scale.

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Connecting Pentatonic Patterns: Series 3
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In this tutorial we will learn a lick that incorporates all 5 fretboard shapes/positions that form the pentatonic minor scale. This simple 4 note lick is very widely used in solos of many genres. The lick involves a hammer-on and a pull-off. Using this little pattern of 4 notes we can wind our way through connecting the pentatonic boxes.

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Wilson Pickett
Funky Broadway Wilson Pickett
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There are 2 clean electric guitars in this song. Guitar 1 digs into some R&B style licks and riffs throughout the tune, while Guitar 2 holds down the groove with a low E chord strum. This song uses double stops, hammer-ons, palm muting, and some funky R&B strumming.

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Tuning
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In this tutorial we're gonna talk in more detail about tuning. Tuning can be a tricky thing, and it's something we have to do all the time on the guitar. Guitars are made of wood and is constantly reacting to the climate around you, which will affect your tuning. Also, when we strum, fret and pick the strings we push and pull them and even the slightest change in the string tension will affect the pitch and your overall tuning. So tuning is part of playing guitar, and it's something we have to do every time we pick up a guitar and most likely several times throughout our practice session or performance.

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More Embellishments / Chord Licks
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Anders will show you how to take hammer-on embellishments to the next level.

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Electric Travis Picking
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We've already explored some basic Travis picking on acoustic guitar, but now it's time to explore this great technique on our electric. Everything we did on the acoustic can be transferred directly to the electric guitar, and you'll most likely notice that it's all a lot easier to pull off. That's because most people generally have lighter strings and lower action on electric guitars. This will also mean we can make it slightly more advanced and add a bunch of cool tricks to the basic sound.

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Arizona Blues
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In this set of lessons I'll teach you a short simple original song, "Arizona Blues". I'll introduce the tune to you, then show you how to play the two main parts. Next I'll put the two parts together for you, then get into the hammer-on and bluesy licks. I'll play the song through for you, then finish by explaining a bit of my philosophy behind it.

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Willie Nelson
My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys Willie Nelson
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In this song tutorial, Andy Gurley will teach you the song "My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys", as made famous by the legendary Willie Nelson. You'll learn both electric and acoustic parts in the intro and verses and choruses, plus the 6/8 strumming, that layer to form the perfect pages on which to write the cowboy story being told. We'll pull into the corral with a full play-along performance, with vocals.

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John Prine Style Artist Study
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In this artist study Mick Leonardi will teach you several guitar techniques in the John Prine style, used to support the storytelling in his songwriting. First we'll look at fingerpicking that incorporates the vocal melody and bass lines; then the use of boom-chick strumming. Then we'll look at the use of hammer-ons in 6/8 time, and strumming with a melody. We'll finish it all off with a look at banjo roll fingerpicking.

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Extracting the Power!
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In this series, we'll teach you what a power chord is, how to pull a power chord out of any major or minor barre chord, and how to put that power into some great examples.

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The Jack Johnson Style
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In this tutorial we'll be covering topics ranging from moving chord shapes, to hammer-ons, to right hand strumming techniques. Each lesson will help showcase a different aspect of Jack Johnson's style, and will help you learn how using the acoustic guitar primarily as a songwriting tool can serve to better any player's approach to the instrument.

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