Technique Check: Hammer-ons and Pull-offs 101 • Acoustic Tuesday 202

In this Technique Check, I show you how to execute hammer-ons and pull-offs.

A “hammer on” is when you use one finger (usually your first) to play a note on the guitar over an open string. A “pull off” is when you use one finger (usually your last) to play a note on the guitar by pulling it away from the strings.

Each of these techniques can help take your guitar playing to the next level. However, if not done properly, these techniques can be frustrating to practice and learn. That’s why it’s important that you watch this technique check on hammer-ons and pull-offs.

In the video, I’ll define what a hammer-on and pull-off is, what it sounds like, how to best execute the technique, and the best ways to practice learning the technique. Whether you’re a beginner guitar player or have been playing for years, these exercises can help fine-tune your hammer-on and pull-off technique.

Besides learning about these two crucial guitar techniques for beginners, you’re also going to hear about one TAC family member who really took his playing to the next level by following his guitar routine.

Last but not least, you’ll get my weekly roundup of guitar news you can use. From a guitar made to look like it was hand-built in the ’20s to a cello bandit playing in an airport, don’t miss this week’s acoustic guitar news segment!

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