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Hajduk
post Aug 20 2013, 01:18 AM
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Hi Cosmin. Love the idea behind this I always have a lot of questions to ask smile.gif My question is this. When I do a legato run the pull offs always are harder than the hammer ons! Is that normal? Maybe I am a special case:) but am curious to know if that is a general consensus with all players? Thank you


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post Aug 20 2013, 01:36 AM
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QUOTE (Hajduk @ Aug 20 2013, 12:18 AM) *
Hi Cosmin. Love the idea behind this I always have a lot of questions to ask smile.gif My question is this. When I do a legato run the pull offs always are harder than the hammer ons! Is that normal? Maybe I am a special case:) but am curious to know if that is a general consensus with all players? Thank you

Hammerons are always harder for me, untill I almost stopped doing pull-offs completely and started doing lift-offs/backwards hammerons. However pulloffs can be difficult but weather or not you're a special case, half of my guitar playing friends think it's more difficult to do an upstroke than a downstroke. It's just how much you're exposed to something and what your general playing habbits involve.

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post Aug 20 2013, 08:08 AM
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Like verciazghra said above, everything depends on the person. Personally, I've always found pull-offs more challenging. Maybe Cosmin will put up a video or something wink.gif


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post Aug 20 2013, 08:47 AM
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It depends of the reference point. If You would try to make hammer ons and pull offs on the classical guitar, without Your right hand picking, then You'll see that both are same hard - both need strength from your left hand.


This feeling of pull-off being hard can be caused because Your whole left hand isn't ready yet for a hard playing. Hammer on can look easier because when You pick the previous note, the hammer on could be just a soft touch ringing with that previous note sustain...which is basicly wrong point of judgement. Best practice for legato is using only left hand, and trying to get notes "out of nowhere" on the high strings like E and B.

This topic is too wide for one post but this is where You could search for the reason.

I think that some players could even say that pull off is easier.

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post Aug 20 2013, 11:17 AM
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QUOTE (Hajduk @ Aug 20 2013, 12:18 AM) *
Hi Cosmin. Love the idea behind this I always have a lot of questions to ask smile.gif My question is this. When I do a legato run the pull offs always are harder than the hammer ons! Is that normal? Maybe I am a special case:) but am curious to know if that is a general consensus with all players? Thank you


Hello Tom smile.gif

Darius has given a very good point regarding this whole idea and I will show you some stuff in a movie as well wink.gif Stay tuned!

Here we go:



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post Aug 20 2013, 04:07 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Aug 20 2013, 10:17 AM) *
Hello Tom smile.gif

Darius has given a very good point regarding this whole idea and I will show you some stuff in a movie as well wink.gif Stay tuned!

Here we go:


Thank you all for the responses and advice. Thank you Cosmin for the video response great explanation and now I have a new drill to practice smile.gif


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post Aug 20 2013, 10:03 PM
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Good video Cosmin! In my personal experience I think that there is not a big difference between hammer on and pull of in difficulty but maybe we use to practice more one or the other and that makes that one easier to do. In my case I feel that pull of seems to be a bit easier but I'm sure that it's because I have used a pull of exercises as my warm up for 15 years. biggrin.gif

Here you can find it (exercise number 1)

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...showtopic=42825



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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Aug 20 2013, 09:03 PM) *
Good video Cosmin! In my personal experience I think that there is not a big difference between hammer on and pull of in difficulty but maybe we use to practice more one or the other and that makes that one easier to do. In my case I feel that pull of seems to be a bit easier but I'm sure that it's because I have used a pull of exercises as my warm up for 15 years. biggrin.gif

Here you can find it (exercise number 1)

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...showtopic=42825


Thanks Gabe! I was practicing legato like a maniac back in 2003-2004 due to my heavy addiction on Steve Vai - I remember putting my right hand behind my head and playing three notes per string patterns at slow speeds, in order to gain accuracy and stamina, until it hurt.


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