Vai-able Hammer-ons

by Ben Higgins

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  • Hi and welcome to my new lesson. I have another Vai-tastic lesson for you this time. It's a beginner solo which works on some repeating hammer-on shapes, the type of which is used frequently by Steve Vai.

    Not only does Vai use these shapes musically, and so can you, but they serve as a great warm up and a great stamina work out. That's three different uses right there!

    Many guitrists have a weak little finger so it really serves you as a player to develop the strength of this oft overlooked digit in order to make yourself a more compelte and dextrous guitarist. So, you'll get a chance to work the pinky along with the rest of your fingers.

    Once memorised, work on making the timing as tight as you can and then pay attention to the sound and clarity. Learning a lesson is one thing but then you need to polish the little details to make it sound as good as possible.

    Don't ask me Vai - just trust me!


    E A D G B E - Standar Tuning
    Ibanez RG7421, Overloud TH3, Cubase, Superior Drummer 2

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