Guitar Techniques

November 18, 2012

How to play Hammer-ons and pull-offs on the guitar.

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Written by: John Baucum
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Hammer ons from FlickrA hammer-on is accomplished by slapping your finger down quickly on the guitar in order to make the note ring without using a pick.In this example, I have placed my first finger on the 1st sting 3rd fret and am going to hammer on my third finger on the 1st sting 5th fret.

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John Baucum
Hello, my name is John Baucum. My goal is for students to have a fun time while they learn to play a musical instrument. I strive to give the students a musical education in addition to helping them reach the goals they have set for themselves. I have been teaching Electric, Acoustic and Bass Guitar for 30 years. I am the author of 60 Seconds Can Change Your Life and the owner of Valley Music Institute. The lessons are for beginners to advanced players. Great for all ages! I Specialize in fun, engaging lessons that challenge students to strive for excellence. I teach ALL styles: Rock, Blues, Jazz, Finger style, Solo Guitar, Bluegrass and more. I teach practical theory, ear training, and technique exercises to help students reach their musical goals. One method I use to instruct students has received great results. I first let students pick a song they like. I then teach them music theory, proper technique, improvising and ear training in conjunction with the song.


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