#1
Hey have you got any tips for making like a 4 finger pull off type thing like :

9p8p7p6

I can never make them ring out as much as when doing 3 finger pull offs or lower.

I know about the pulling the string down sort of as you come off but it still doesnt sound clear.

Any tips?
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#2
That is only a 3 finger pull off. 9p8p7p6p0 would be 4 finger.

Anyways, all I can really say is practice it slowly over and over. There's no trick to it. Just get the muscle memory.
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#3
i usually would like. pull of the first 2 pulls, then slide my finger down the last one. *shrug*
sounds a teeny bit different, but its hella easier.
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Honestly, it's not that useful a figure since no scale will have all 4 of those notes in it.

But if you're practicing it for practice sake, well, then I guess just practice more
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Honestly, it's not that useful a figure since no scale will have all 4 of those notes in it.

But if you're practicing it for practice sake, well, then I guess just practice more



Uh...the chromatic scale
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Uh...the chromatic scale


OK. I guess I should have expected that.

Rephrased: no scale that is used for constructing melodies will contain all 4 of those notes. meaning, you'll never have reason to play that line as anything other than an exercise.
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OK. I guess I should have expected that.

Rephrased: no scale that is used for constructing melodies will contain all 4 of those notes. meaning, you'll never have reason to play that line as anything other than an exercise.

So Chromatic scales can't be used for melodies now huh?
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Quote by Even Bigger D
OK. I guess I should have expected that.

Rephrased: no scale that is used for constructing melodies will contain all 4 of those notes. meaning, you'll never have reason to play that line as anything other than an exercise.



Ever heard Flight of the Bumblebee? Or that generic circus music? Not trying to pick on you, but don't be telling him things that aren't true.
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#11
I know what youre saying TS, this kind of thing, or even something like 17p16p15p13.

The problem is the pinky and ring finger always wanna pull off together, hard to get it to sound good. I do a lot of trills with my pinky and ring finger to try to build independence.
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Ever heard Flight of the Bumblebee? Or that generic circus music? Not trying to pick on you, but don't be telling him things that aren't true.


Oh, I'm well aware of what music is out there. Flight of the bumblebee in intentionally non-melodic. That's sort of the point of it - no harmony, no melody, just notes trying to emulate an animal sound. It does contain runs of 4 consecutive notes, but they're not legato (still leaving this exercise completely useless). I guess you could make it legato, but then it would sound like a really tranquil bee.

As far as "circus music" goes, you would have to say precisely what circus music you're talking about. I can't recall every hearing any containing such a legato run, but then again I don't know for sure what you're talking about.
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So Chromatic scales can't be used for melodies now huh?


While you're trying to be sarcastic, you're in fact accidentally right, or at least sort of. Melodies are in reality constructed from less dense scales, because those scales when harmonized produce useful harmony. The same can't be said of the chromatic scale.
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#14
keep all four of your fingers pressed down on each fret, then just release one finger at a time
#15
Threadstarter, your basic problem is that some of your fingers are weaker and some are stronger and you need to be able to keep consistent volume between them all.

Melodies are in reality constructed from less dense scales, because those scales when harmonized produce useful harmony


Bear in mind that playing "out" is a fairly common device too - not to mention there's definitely scales that contain good numbers of consecutive half steps and lead to lovely melodies in the right hands. Check out Mattias IA Eklundh and Shawn Lane's work with Jonas Hellborg.

Here's a wonderful example solo that uses plenty of chromaticism.

http://www.licklibrary.com/Article.aspx?Article=95/tOzKNThg%3D