technical_016

technical_016

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hammer-ons

instead of picking two notes on a string

E |----------------------------|
B |----------------------------|
G |----------------------------|
D |----------------------------|
A |--2--4----------------------|
E |----------------------------|
B |----------------------------|
F#|----------------------------|

pick one + hammer-on the other.

h means hammer-on.

do not pick it.

use index for 2 and ring for 4

E |----------------------------|
B |----------------------------|
G |----------------------------|
D |----------------------------|
A |--2-h4----------------------|
E |----------------------------|
B |----------------------------|
F#|----------------------------|

hammer hard.

the finger is a hammer.

do not just lightly touch the string.

hammer hard and hold.

practice doing hammer ons with all 4 fingers in all combinations.

index + middle

E |----------------------------|
B |----------------------------|
G |----------------------------|
D |----------------------------|
A |--2-h3----------------------|
E |----------------------------|
B |----------------------------|
F#|----------------------------|

index + ring

E |----------------------------|
B |----------------------------|
G |----------------------------|
D |----------------------------|
A |--2-h4----------------------|
E |----------------------------|
B |----------------------------|
F#|----------------------------|

index + small

E |----------------------------|
B |----------------------------|
G |----------------------------|
D |----------------------------|
A |--2-h5----------------------|
E |----------------------------|
B |----------------------------|
F#|----------------------------|

middle + ring

E |----------------------------|
B |----------------------------|
G |----------------------------|
D |----------------------------|
A |--3-h4----------------------|
E |----------------------------|
B |----------------------------|
F#|----------------------------|

middle + small

E |----------------------------|
B |----------------------------|
G |----------------------------|
D |----------------------------|
A |--3-h5----------------------|
E |----------------------------|
B |----------------------------|
F#|----------------------------|

ring + small (hardest)

E |----------------------------|
B |----------------------------|
G |----------------------------|
D |----------------------------|
A |--4-h5----------------------|
E |----------------------------|
B |----------------------------|
F#|----------------------------|

then practice all strings.

index + middle

E |------------------------------------|
B |-------------------------------2-h3-|
G |--------------------------2-h3------|
D |---------------------2-h3-----------|
A |-----------------2-h3---------------|
E |------------2-h3--------------------|
B |-------2-h3-------------------------|
F#|--2-h3------------------------------|

index + ring

E |------------------------------------|
B |-------------------------------2-h4-|
G |--------------------------2-h4------|
D |---------------------2-h4-----------|
A |-----------------2-h4---------------|
E |------------2-h4--------------------|
B |-------2-h4-------------------------|
F#|--2-h4------------------------------|

index + pinky

E |------------------------------------|
B |-------------------------------2-h5-|
G |--------------------------2-h5------|
D |---------------------2-h5-----------|
A |-----------------2-h5---------------|
E |------------2-h5--------------------|
B |-------2-h5-------------------------|
F#|--2-h5------------------------------|

and do this with all combinations.

e.g middle + ring

E |------------------------------------|
B |-------------------------------3-h4-|
G |--------------------------3-h4------|
D |---------------------3-h4-----------|
A |-----------------3-h4---------------|
E |------------3-h4--------------------|
B |-------3-h4-------------------------|
F#|--3-h4------------------------------|

e.g. ring + pinky

E |------------------------------------|
B |-------------------------------4-h5-|
G |--------------------------4-h5------|
D |---------------------4-h5-----------|
A |-----------------4-h5---------------|
E |------------4-h5--------------------|
B |-------4-h5-------------------------|
F#|--4-h5------------------------------|

then go backwards.

do this will all permutations.

e.g. ring + pinky.

E |--4-h5-----------------------------|
B |------4-h5-------------------------|
G |----------4-h5---------------------|
D |--------------4-h5-----------------|
A |------------------4-h5-------------|
E |----------------------4-h5---------|
B |--------------------------4-h5-----|
F#|-------------------------------4-h5|

string skipping pattern.

E |--4-h5----------------------------------------|
B |-----------4-h5-------------------------------|
G |------4-h5---------4-h5-----------------------|
D |--------------4-h5----------4-h5--------------|
A |-----------------------4-h5----------4-h5-----|
E |--------------------------------4-h5----------|
B |-----------------------------------------4-h5-|
F#|----------------------------------------------|

now practice wider fret leaps.

skip one fret

index + middle

E |------------------------------------|
B |-------------------------------2-h4-|
G |--------------------------2-h4------|
D |---------------------2-h4-----------|
A |-----------------2-h4---------------|
E |------------2-h4--------------------|
B |-------2-h4-------------------------|
F#|--2-h4------------------------------|

index + pinky

E |------------------------------------|
B |-------------------------------2-h7-|
G |--------------------------2-h7------|
D |---------------------2-h7-----------|
A |-----------------2-h7---------------|
E |------------2-h7--------------------|
B |-------2-h7-------------------------|
F#|--2-h7------------------------------|

now practice three notes per string

pick + hammer + hammer

index + middle + pinky

E |-------------------------------------------------------------3-h5-h7|
B |-----------------------------------------------------3-h5-h7--------|
G |---------------------------------------------3-h5-h7----------------|
D |------------------------------------3-h5-h7-------------------------|
A |----------------------------3-h5-h7---------------------------------|
E |-------------------3-h5-h7------------------------------------------|
B |----------3-h5-h7---------------------------------------------------|
F#|--3-h5-h7-----------------------------------------------------------|

practice this going up and down the strings

do same notes with index + ring + pinky

E |-------------------------------------------------------------3-h5-h7|
B |-----------------------------------------------------3-h5-h7--------|
G |---------------------------------------------3-h5-h7----------------|
D |------------------------------------3-h5-h7-------------------------|
A |----------------------------3-h5-h7---------------------------------|
E |-------------------3-h5-h7------------------------------------------|
B |----------3-h5-h7---------------------------------------------------|
F#|--3-h5-h7-----------------------------------------------------------|

and then also skip a fret between index and ring 2-5-7

E |-------------------------------------------------------------2-h5-h7|
B |-----------------------------------------------------2-h5-h7--------|
G |---------------------------------------------2-h5-h7----------------|
D |------------------------------------2-h5-h7-------------------------|
A |----------------------------2-h5-h7---------------------------------|
E |-------------------2-h5-h7------------------------------------------|
B |----------2-h5-h7---------------------------------------------------|
F#|--2-h5-h7-----------------------------------------------------------|

practice this now moving frets after two strings

hexatonic scale

E |-------------------------------------------------------------4-h7-h9|
B |-----------------------------------------------------4-h7-h9--------|
G |---------------------------------------------4-h7-h9----------------|
D |------------------------------------4-h7-h9-------------------------|
A |----------------------------4-h7-h9---------------------------------|
E |-------------------4-h7-h9------------------------------------------|
B |----------2-h5-h7---------------------------------------------------|
F#|--2-h5-h7-----------------------------------------------------------|

3-note-per-string scale fragments:

there are three main fragment finger shapes.

index + middle + pinky

E |----------------------------|
B |----------------------------|
G |----------------------------|
D |----------------------------|
A |--2-h3-h5-------------------|
E |----------------------------|
B |----------------------------|
F#|----------------------------|

index + ring + pinky

E |----------------------------|
B |----------------------------|
G |----------------------------|
D |----------------------------|
A |--2-h4-h5-------------------|
E |----------------------------|
B |----------------------------|
F#|----------------------------|

index + middle/ring + pinky

E |----------------------------|
B |----------------------------|
G |----------------------------|
D |----------------------------|
A |--2-h4-h6-------------------|
E |----------------------------|
B |----------------------------|
F#|----------------------------|

once all three fragment shapes have been learned

it can be used for scales.

C scale

E |----------------------------------5-h7-h8--|
B |--------------------------5-h7-h8----------|
G |------------------4-h5-h7------------------|
D |----------3-h5-h7--------------------------|
A |--3-h5-h7----------------------------------|
E |-------------------------------------------|
B |-------------------------------------------|
F#|-------------------------------------------|

hammer-on from nowhere

instead of picking the first note

hammer-on the first note

hammer + hammer

index + ring

E |----------------------------|
B |----------------------------|
G |----------------------------|
D |----------------------------|
A |--h2-h4---------------------|
E |----------------------------|
B |----------------------------|
F#|----------------------------|

it is called hammer-on from "nowhere" because the first note is hammered without a previous note.

all hammer-ons with scales:

E |---------------------------------h5-h7-h8--|
B |-------------------------h5-h7-h8----------|
G |-----------------h4-h5-h7------------------|
D |---------h3-h5-h7--------------------------|
A |-h3-h5-h7----------------------------------|
E |-------------------------------------------|
B |-------------------------------------------|
F#|-------------------------------------------|

visit the all hammer on technical node to learn about all hammer-ons

hammer on bar chords

E |----------------------------|
B |----------------------------|
G |----------------------------|
D |---2-h4---------------------|
A |---2-h4---------------------|
E |----------------------------|
B |----------------------------|
F#|----------------------------|

hammer ons with chords

power chord

then does hammer on to #5

E |----------------------------|
B |----------------------------|
G |----------------------------|
D |---4-h5---------------------|
A |---2------------------------|
E |----------------------------|
B |----------------------------|
F#|----------------------------|

notes:

pinky is weakest

independence between ring and pinky is weakest

low action

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