Guitar basics: Hammer-ons

21st May 2008 | 15:30

Guitar basics: Hammer-ons
Hammer-ons are an essential technique for every guitarist
Guitar basics: Hammer-ons
make sure that the hammer-ons are performed evenly.
Guitar basics: Hammer-ons
make sure you use all four fingers when playing this example.

This video lesson shows you how to make your playing smoother

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You can change between two notes by picking them separately, but if the second note is higher than the first in pitch, you can play what's called a hammer-on.

A hammer-on will make the transition between two notes smoother, which will make your playing sound more fluent.

This video lesson shows you how to perform hammer-ons correctly and provides you with two examples to try for yourself. These examples come with free tab.

If you want more guitar basics lessons you should check out our lessons on pull-offs, fretting correctly, playing open chords and how to use your amp.

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