Hammer on’s and Pull offs

Hammer on’s and Pull offs are very basic but useful left hand techniques for the guitar. They will enable you to play faster and if used effectively; play more notes.

Hammer on’s: after hitting a note with your picking hand, you will press down a different finger with your fretting hand on a different note using some force. on tablature, hammer on’s are marked with the letter ‘h’.

Pull offs: The opposite to hammer on’s; a pull of is simply pulling off your finger from your fretted hand to produce a lower note.

our examples below will help  you build finger strength as well as utilizing all your fretting fingers.


The above tablatures are only a few examples of the many ways hammer ons and pull offs can be utilized. As you continue to progress with playing guitar, you will get much more fluent with each practice and clarity with each note.

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