Technique #4: Hammer-ons/Pull-offs
Hammer-ons and pull-offs are very handy, expressive techniques for guitarists, and some of the easier techniques to get down. The idea is similar to a slide: you’re playing two notes, picking the first and either hammering-on or pulling-off into the second without picking it.
A basic hammer-on is preformed by picking the first note and “hammering” into a note on a higher fret on the same string. Hammer-ons can also be done without a note prior, hammering directly into the desired fret.
A pull off is done by “pulling-off” a fretted note to a note at a fret underneath it. The second note has to be fretted beforehand of course so this technique requires two fretting fingers to perform.
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