Legato Exercise - Intermediate Guitar Lesson - 4 exercises (with tabs)

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  1. Yofresh

    Yofresh Junior Member

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    Here's another technique lesson for ya! Hope you enjoy :)
     
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    How do you get such volume from such a light touch? I feel I have to hammer/pull-off pretty hard, which eliminates any chance for such smooth speed.

    Thanks for posting!
     
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    Same here, though I play hard anyways. Fast playing eludes me.
     
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    Yofresh Junior Member

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    Hey Who!
    thnx for your message. Actually I'm hammering on pretty hard especially with my pink. Naturally the pink travels a bigger distance to the fretboard and back up "in the air". You can use this motion to really enhance your hammer-on energy. But! More importantly is that you also give the string a sort of "push" when your pulling off. Maybe this sounds a bit weird, but when you pull off not just away from the fretboard, but rather towards another string, you can give some energy to that pull-off, or a lot.
    Another thing to keep in mind is muting as much other strings (the strings you're not playing).
    I hope this helps, please respond if it does! Maybe I can explain better, just let me know. Cheers!
     
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  5. Yofresh

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    Hey, please read my reply to "Who" :)
    hope it helps! Cheers
     
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  6. Yofresh

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    also practicing hammer-ons and pull-offs on the acoustic guitar is both confrontating and useful!
     
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    I read through it, and it makes sense. I've always tried to do it that way, but I have trouble using my pinky like that. I have tremors and my pinky is especially fussy. I avoid using my pinky for most lead stuff, though I still practice with it. When I'm actually playing though, I stick to 3 fingers most of the time. Disproportionally short and twitchy pinkies aren't that great for lead. :laugh2:
     
  8. Yofresh

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    yeah I get that... that's tough. Keep practicing with pink included!! Sometimes when I'm driven like a maniac to practice hard I will do this strength focussed exercise where I just play frets 1 2 3 and 4 on any string with just hammering on and pulling off. Also, doing a warm-up whenever you're about to play heavy lead stuff can help with flexibility and prevents injuries! (I should do that more, *note to self ^^ ) Ok, if you excuse me I'm going to stand while I pee now xD
     

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