What is a Hammer-On and a Pull-Off

A pull-off is a note that is played by pulling a left hand finger away from a string, if you're a right handed player, at an angle so that your fingertip picks the string and allows the new note to sound.

A hammer-on is a note that is played by quickly pressing down hard on a higher fret after the string has already been picked for a lower note.

These two tricks increase speed of playing.
You will begin to appreciate your guitar's quality of response and sustain when you incorporate tricks like these.

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