Guitar basics: Combining hammer-ons and pull-offs

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Combining hammer-ons and pull-offs will help make your playing more fluent
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Make sure you keep all the notes even. Start slowly and build up speed gradually
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Make sure you use all fours fingers in the exercise - don't cheat!

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If you want your playing to sound as smooth as possible you need to master combining hammer-ons and pull-offs.

This video lesson shows you how to combine hammer-ons and pull-offs to create flowing licks.

If you want more Guitar Basics lessons you should watch MusicRadar's exclusive lessons on hammer-ons, pull-offs, fretting correctly, playing open chords, tapping, natural harmonics and how to use your amp.

The guitar featured in this video is a Spear Gladius SP Hardtail.

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Tab

Example 1 (click image for full-sized tab) - Make sure you keep all the notes even. Start slowly and build up speed gradually.


Example 2 (click image for full-sized tab) - Make sure you use all fours fingers in the exercise - don't cheat!

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