Lesson Series: “0 To 60, An Introduction to Alternate Picking” - Lesson 45

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Todd Simpson
Todd Simpson

LESSON #45 - Hammer On / Pull Off / Alternate Pick

Lesson Series by Todd Simpson

In this lesson we will work a bit on our Hammer On and Pull off Technique. Have a look at our warm up. Open String


Play each position four time and then play this on all 6 strings. Try to strike/pick only once per string and Hammer On the rest.

Once you get used to that, try to reverse the pattern and turn it in to a pull off workout.

Also, try tapping/hammering by doing the same thing but tapping at the 12th fret on each string instead of picking.

Let's also work a bit on our Alternate and Economic picking. Look at the Tablature below and memorize the pattern. Try playing it at various spots on the neck. See how fast you can play it and keep it clean. Try to find spots that economic picking would work better than Alternate Picking.

Part A