Guitar 101 - The Essentials

Hammer-on & Pull-off Exercise

Consecutive hammer on and pull off exercises (legato) are excellent practice for strengthening our fingers and improving their coordination. We’ll make use of various finger combinations so we can physically get utilized towards the various note intervals we’ll come across within the scale patterns we learn in later stages.

One of the most typical method to apply both methods together would be to apply the hammer-on and instantly pull-off back towards the starting note. To get the most out of the exercise, try performing them at various speeds.

You will have to get used to consecutive hammer on – pull off combinations especially if you want to learn blues and metal guitar, but they are used generally in all genres to various extent.