Description: Hammer-ons and Pull-offs are vital techniques for guitar, used in every style of music. The student typically encounters hammers and pulls for the first time either in pieces and songs themselves, or in collections of exercises containing a large number of possible finger combinations that may be used.
Unfortunately, the overwhelming majority of students encounter problems in the proper execution of hammers and pulls that prevent them from ever achieving real proficiency with them. Hammers and Pulls, especially at fast speeds, remain an area of technical weakness for many players. There are reasons why these techniques are so difficult to master
In the performance of hammers and pulls, there is a tremendous amount of Sympathetic Tension generated in the inactive fingers. This book shows you the way of minimizing that tension right from the beginning of practice with detailed and microscopic directions as to how the fingers must actually behave when performing these strenuous actions on the guitar.
There is nothing you will not know about doing hammers and pulls after you read this eBook. You will find that the benefit your fingers get from doing the Foundation Exercises for Hammers & Pulls will improve ALL your playing, as your fingers gain a new kind of strength and control. You will be able to play faster and with more control than ever before.
For intermediate to advanced, and for all styles.
From the Author
“…Without extremely detailed directions, students run into trouble with hammers and pulls especially at fast, demanding speeds where deficiencies in the technical execution will prevent the precise control needed. The inevitable result of this will show itself in two areas: physically, in excessive muscle tension, and musically, in distorted rhythm of the notes.
What is worse, since all bad practice causes lasting damage, and since hammers and pulls use more muscle force, the damage down by bad practice of hammers and pulls is much worse than that done by ordinary notes.
All the existing materials I have seen, although good as far as they go, do not go far enough in preparing you with the understandings of the mechanics of hammers and pulls necessary to insure a trouble free development.
Yes, there are collections of hammer and pull exercises out there, but I am going to tell you the plain and honest truth: you can practice the Segovia Slurs, the Shearer Slurs, Pumping Nylon, Troy Stetina's exercises, etc, till you are blue in the face. If you don't know what I am telling you in "Hammers & Pulls According to the Principles", you will never really master them in all situations. You will not understand the real mechanics of finger behavior necessary to perform fast and intricate hammers and pulls easily and accurately.
And that is why I feel much better now that this is available to people. We find hammers and pulls in almost everything we play, and there is no reason to have trouble with them, especially now!
It is the aim of the present work to provide the necessary technical understanding, so that these vital techniques can be learned properly, from the beginning stages, all the way to virtuoso levels. Likewise, as with all our products, you will find yourself saying 'If only I had known about this eBook years ago, I wouldn't have had so much trouble trying to play the guitar'!"...Jamie
Title: Hammer-ons & Pull-offs
Author: Jamie Andreas
Publisher: Guitar Principles, Inc. (Copyright 2004/2009)
eBook: 38 pgs.
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