Learning how to use hammer ons and pull offs in your guitar playing.

Does your guitar playing lack that spice, and energy of favorite guitarists? Well one way to put more spice in your playing, is to use Hammer ons and Pull offs.

First let’s talk about how to perform a Hammer on. It’s pretty easy really. Pick one note and now “Hammer” to a note above that one to create the new note. For example,

Pick the note on the 2nd fret of the G string. This is an A note. Now after you pick the note, “Hammer” to the note on the 4th fret of the G string, which is a B note. Pretty simple huh. Here’s an example.


Now let’s talk about the Pull Off. This is exactly the opposite of the Hammer on. So now pick the 4th fret of the G string, which is the B note, and Pull off to the A note on the 2nd fret. One thing to note when performing the Pull off. If you pull your finger down slightly, you will get more volume out of the note.

These two techniques are used in thousands of songs. They should be practiced on the guitar everyday. Learning guitar is not that hard if you stick to practicing the same techniques everyday.

You’ll find these techniques in many popular songs. Here’s the short list:

  1. Sweet Home Alabama
  2. Over the Hills and Far Away
  3. Crazy Train
  4. Fire and Rain
  5. Simple Man
  6. Hey Joe
  7. Mama I’m coming Home
John W Tuggle
John W Tuggle

I love teaching the blues and have created numerous training courses and lessons to learn how to play like BB King, Clapton, Duane Allman, and more. Get Started Now

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