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dan30music
post Aug 30 2007, 02:00 AM
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Could anyone please explain what "legato" is? I'm asking this because whenever I see an L on tabs for riff's throughout the site and I don't have a clue how to play them.
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post Aug 30 2007, 02:04 AM
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Maybe i will explain this wrong but ,to me legato is a series of notes hammered on and pulled off.You dont have to pick every note more that the skill is in your fretting hand. smile.gif


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post Aug 30 2007, 02:05 AM
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QUOTE (dan30music @ Aug 29 2007, 08:00 PM) *
Could anyone please explain what "legato" is? I'm asking this because whenever I see an L on tabs for riff's throughout the site and I don't have a clue how to play them.


The most basic defintion of legato would be basically using hammer-ons and pulloffs in your playing.It gives your playing a much smoother feel. Check out some of Gabriel's old lessons on legato to get a better idea of this. Also, I believe the L in a tab means to tie the note before it.


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post Aug 30 2007, 02:10 AM
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http://www2.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-gui...esson/index.htm heres a really good example.

If you want to hear someone that is really, really good at this, check out Dave Murray.
(I didnt mean that your lesson werent really, really good Pavel biggrin.gif )


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post Aug 30 2007, 02:20 AM
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QUOTE (dan30music @ Aug 30 2007, 03:00 AM) *
Could anyone please explain what "legato" is? I'm asking this because whenever I see an L on tabs for riff's throughout the site and I don't have a clue how to play them.



L in tabs doesn't mean legato but TIED note! If you don't know what a tied note is be sure to check Andrew's Time 101 lesson at this here link:

http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...?showtopic=3204


As for legato: Robin pointed you to the basics of legato lesson which is good to start your legato journey! smile.gif Thanks Robin!


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post Aug 30 2007, 02:24 AM
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Alright thanks for the help guys, but just one more thing. Is there more than one meaning to the word legato?

Ohhh ok, so the L stands for timed note and not legato. Just assumed that it stood for legato tongue.gif
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post Aug 30 2007, 02:26 AM
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QUOTE (dan30music @ Aug 29 2007, 09:24 PM) *
Alright thanks for the help guys, but just one more thing. Is there more than one meaning to the word legato?

Ohhh ok, so the L stands for timed note and not legato. Just assumed that it stood for legato tongue.gif



Yeah, legato is also used for a piece of music that is played smoothly.
In guitar world, we call thet "hammer on/pull off" technique legato because the licks played like that are smooth..


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QUOTE (Wallimann @ Aug 29 2007, 09:26 PM) *
Yeah, legato is also used for a piece of music that is played smoothly.
In guitar world, we call thet "hammer on/pull off" technique legato because the licks played like that are smooth..


As a counter example, on a woodwind instrument such as a Clarinet, Legato means playing the notes without stopping them with your tounge in between. Same effect, different mechanics.


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