Pull Off
Philippe
Oct 9 2009, 04:06 AM
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Hi,

When doing a "pull-off", as far as i know the common technique is to flick the string downward. However, it seems easier to me to flick it upward instead. Is it ok or is it a bad habit ? I'm not big on legato playing and I'm willing to improve that area of playing, so maybe i have to start on good basis.

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Phil

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Santiago Diaz Ga...
Oct 9 2009, 04:27 AM
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It's okay. Both ways are right always that you're doing this pull off after some bending.

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Muris Varajic
Oct 10 2009, 12:49 PM
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Well I guess that downwards is more natural movements.
If you have lets say straight finger on the string the logical way is to
curve it and that means downwards.
Now, maybe you have too curved fingers on the string already
which surely gives you problems to play it downwards
and you use upwards instead.
So it's more like fixing the other issue, check out how your fingers are placed
on strings and let us know, maybe you could even record a video or take a pic.

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Bogdan Radovic
Oct 11 2009, 12:38 PM
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Generally going downwards (and "plucking" the string while you are at it) is the way most people do it. Its pretty natural to do it that way too so it will enable you to play "fast" and economic. But as Muris said, check you finger placement too.

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Ivan Milenkovic
Oct 11 2009, 08:51 PM
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I would say downward motion is what is used most often, but it depends on situation. Muris gave some nice detailed explanations, I agree there.

I suggest you focus on doing downward motion while practicing, it will all fit into place later when playing.

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Philippe
Oct 14 2009, 03:54 AM
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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Oct 11 2009, 09:51 PM) *
I would say downward motion is what is used most often, but it depends on situation. Muris gave some nice detailed explanations, I agree there.

I suggest you focus on doing downward motion while practicing, it will all fit into place later when playing.


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