Pentatonic Picking Exercise – (Hammer-ons & Pull-offs) – Lesson 22

About Pentatonic Picking Exercise – (Hammer-ons & Pull-offs) – Lesson 22

Level: Beginner

Pentatonic Picking Exercise – (Hammer-ons & Pull-offs) – Lesson 22

In this lesson we show some simple Pentatonic picking exercises.

Syn’s Tips

Like Papa Gates says, play it as slow as you can play it perfectly!

Start taking these patterns you'll start learning and create licks out of them. Practice these licks to the backing tracks provided in the lesson content menu.

If you have any questions, ask them in the "Lesson Comments" section below where we can all help you!

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Ashley King
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Ashley King I’m so use to the classical sitting position...my right arm hurts after only 2 minutes of playing in standard...is the standard sitting position vital to my speed development? When I play an acoustic I sit standardly...it’s comfortable. But when I’m trying to do these exercises, the classical position feels more comfortable. Or maybe I’ve got it all wrong 😂😩 or maybe it’s my guitar...or maybe it’s my chair! 🤯
Ashley King
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Ashley King is Picking in the arm or the wrist?
Kross Alex
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Kross Alex Is there any unknown secret for a pull-off?Because if i pull too little,the sound made is very dim,if i pull too much,i hit other strings and it makes a lot of noise, your technique on lower strings seems so smooth i don't even know how to begin...
Ids Schiere
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Ids Schiere In general what you want to try and do with pull offs legato tapping and all that stuff where you dont really pick is trying to press the string perpendicular to the fretboard in this way you will have less unwanted string noise. There are also other ways to cancel the noise but i think this is the easiest one for now.
Marwan Nour
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Marwan Nour I am a beginner and I don't know if this will work for you but I try to avoid hitting other strings by trying to do the pull-offs slowly first and using my thumb on the back to stabilize the fingers hitting the notes. Hope this helps. If anyone has any other suggestions please let us know.
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