#1
hi ive been playing for about a year now and theres one thing thats really bugging me that i shoud be good at. Legato i can never seem to get it to sound smooth. any tips?
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#2
get a metronome and start by playing slowly then progressively play faster.

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#3
Count, yes count music is all about counting rhythm
do legato in beats 1 2 3 4
then half beats 1 + 2 + 3 + 4
then triplets 1 an a 2 an a 3 an a 4 an a

By physically saying these numbers, all you have to do is match your hand to it and whola
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Count, yes count music is all about counting rhythm
do legato in beats 1 2 3 4
then half beats 1 + 2 + 3 + 4
then triplets 1 an a 2 an a 3 an a 4 an a

By physically saying these numbers, all you have to do is match your hand to it and whola


You mean voila?
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#6
daniel its meant to be spelt wrong lol and thanks for the tips. but how do i get it to sound smooth it always sounds like im pulling off to hard
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hi ive been playing for about a year now and theres one thing thats really bugging me that i shoud be good at. Legato i can never seem to get it to sound smooth. any tips?

There's nothing you "should" be good at - don't ever start thinking that. If you're good at something it's because you practiced it enough and in the right way, if you're not it's becasue you didnt...it's as simple as that.

Also bear in mind that legato isn't a technique, it simply refers to the way you articulate a piece. If you get better at hammer ons, pull offs and slides but more importantly improve your fretboard knowledge so you actually know where to go then you'll get better at playing legato.
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There's nothing you "should" be good at - don't ever start thinking that. If you're good at something it's because you practiced it enough and in the right way, if you're not it's becasue you didnt...it's as simple as that.

Also bear in mind that legato isn't a technique, it simply refers to the way you articulate a piece. If you get better at hammer ons, pull offs and slides but more importantly improve your fretboard knowledge so you actually know where to go then you'll get better at playing legato.



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Legato is how you play, not a technique that you use. You can't "use legato" but you can "play with legato."

That said, just work on fluid pull-offs, hammer-ons, and slides. Also use a bridge pickup and possibly fingers instead of a pick. That will help give each note have a less harsh attack.
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#9
sorry i thought it was a technique because i was reading it in a magazine and it said something then usually refers to hammering on pulling off. well anyway the reason i made this thread in the first place is because im trying to learn the solo for stairway and the pull offs arnt sounding right to me
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