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Jared
post Aug 31 2007, 09:57 AM
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Yeah, so I'm practicing pulloffs right now and I havn't really been playing that long but I don't want to form bad habits, ya know?

Anyways, when I'm trying to do a pulloff, either I can't pulloff well enough to get a nice, sharp sound or when I do I end up striking the string below.

Should I just keep practicing through it or is there something I might be doing wrong?


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post Aug 31 2007, 10:02 AM
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Im no master or anything but I know I have read it many times before... Just mute the lower strings with your index and then just practice practice practice


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post Aug 31 2007, 10:46 AM
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try practicing trills. its hammer on pull off all in a row so it might not be so boring
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post Aug 31 2007, 10:51 AM
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QUOTE (Jared @ Aug 31 2007, 04:57 AM) *
Yeah, so I'm practicing pulloffs right now and I havn't really been playing that long but I don't want to form bad habits, ya know?

Anyways, when I'm trying to do a pulloff, either I can't pulloff well enough to get a nice, sharp sound or when I do I end up striking the string below.

Should I just keep practicing through it or is there something I might be doing wrong?


I'm also a new player (been playing since fathers day 2007) but I can tell you that unless it sounds really bad(you get some nasty twangs or something like that) then what you need is practice. Your hands are not used to the movements and need the muscle meory and the strength to do the pulloffs.

I'm currently practicing AC/DC's back in black and I know exactly what you mean, the three pull offs right after the three opening chords (and they repeat) are kind of a pain to get right for me, I can make them sound OK but doing that and keeping time with the music is the hard part. But I've only tried learning the song since monday and already it sounds better than then.

Practice practice practice, if you have some free time, practice some more, lol. Just don't hurt your hand.


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post Aug 31 2007, 11:30 AM
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Yeah, it sounds like you just need to practice muting the strings, and since your new, I wouldnt recommend trying to do your pulloffs fast or anything. Just start off slow until your able to pulloff without any excess noise, then increase your speed.

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post Aug 31 2007, 11:30 AM
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Thanks, thats kinda what I figured.

Ya, it doesn't sound horrible, its just that you can hear the my finger hitting the other chord.

Just wanted to make sure it was because I need to practice alot. Thanks again.


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post Aug 31 2007, 12:09 PM
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well, i used to have this problem i think. It might be that you're actually not "Pulling-off" the string, but just removing the finger, and thats why it wont sound that much. Remember that a pull-off is when you not only remove the finger, but you make the string sound by removing it not upwards, but like horizontally. I dont think i explained this correctly, i dont know how to. This might not be your problem, but i had this problem (thats if you understood what i said tongue.gif )


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post Aug 31 2007, 04:36 PM
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QUOTE (FretDancer69 @ Aug 31 2007, 01:09 PM) *
well, i used to have this problem i think. It might be that you're actually not "Pulling-off" the string, but just removing the finger, and thats why it wont sound that much. Remember that a pull-off is when you not only remove the finger, but you make the string sound by removing it not upwards, but like horizontally. I dont think i explained this correctly, i dont know how to. This might not be your problem, but i had this problem (thats if you understood what i said tongue.gif )


I agree, the finger that you use to 'Pull of' must "pinch" the string when you remove it smile.gif


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post Aug 31 2007, 05:23 PM
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Visit my Basics Of Legato lesson at this here link. I explain how to play pull-offs and also traps you might meet there:

http://www2.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-gui...esson/index.htm

Let me know if after watching this lesson you still have some questions.


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post Sep 1 2007, 05:14 AM
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QUOTE (Juan M. Valero @ Aug 31 2007, 09:36 AM) *
I agree, the finger that you use to 'Pull of' must "pinch" the string when you remove it smile.gif



yes!! someone understood me!! tongue.gif laugh.gif smile.gif


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