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Hammer-on guitar lesson: Tab + video

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What is it?
It's a basic left-hand tecnhique which is used to add color and variety to single-note playing. Also it will gives more speed to your performance.

How to play it
It is produced by playing one note with the pick and then playing a second note by striking the fretboard with a finger of the left-hand. These notes are played on the same string. It's indicated by a "H".

 
 
How to play Hammer-on technique on electric guitar, tab 1
 


Below is an example of hammer-ons on two strings.

 
How to play Hammer-on technique on electric guitar, tab 2
 


And below the E minor pentatonic scale played with hammer-ons.

 
How to play Hammer-on technique on electric guitar, tab 3
 


Play now these hammer-ons on the A minor pentatonic scale.

 
 
How to play Hammer-on technique on electric guitar, tab 4
 


And below two easy nice guitar licks with hammer-ons.

 
How to play Hammer-on technique on electric guitar, tab 5
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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