#1
i was playing with my friend whos been playing for 8 years and me 4 and i was doing a solo and he said i wasnt picking the hammerons and pull offs right . for example look at the stricken solo below

13p10-12p10-------13p10-12p10-------13p10-12p10-------13p10-12p10-----13p10-|
------------13p10-------------13p10-------------13p10-------------13p10-----|
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15p10-13p10-------15p10-13p10-------15p10-13p10-------15p10-13p10-----15p10-|
-----------13p10-------------13p10-------------13p10-------------13p10------|
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what i would do is pick the first 13p10 then just use my fingers for the 12p10 and the string above for the 13p10 whitou picking it and i dont pick the rest until i come to the 15p10. he says im supposed to pick each pull off but i dont. am i playing it wrong ? or is it just prefrence ? ive always played pulloff sequences like that . and sorry if my question sounds confusing a lil, im really tired and about to fall asleep .
#2
That looks like exactly the way I've been doing it for years with no problems. I say screw the picking and just use hammers whenever possible. It might sound slightly more legato-ish, but otherwise put it down to personal preference. In a way you're 'cheating' the pattern by making it easier to play. No matter. I do things like that all the time and it sounds great.

Tell your friend that you're not playing anything wrong - just differently. Wrong in this case would be playing the notes incorrectly.
Last edited by DaFjory at Jun 16, 2013,
#3
well, "wrong" is doing it any way other than how it was originally performed, if authenticity is the goal.

I'd say practice it both ways. You should be able to play all-legato phrases just as smoothly as legato/picking phrases. Don't let the all-legato become a crutch for insecure picking rhythm.
#4
Hey, I'd suggest putting ([B]#[/B] symbol in the editor) tags around tabs, like this:

[CODE]13p10-12p10-------13p10-12p10-------13p10-12p10-------13p10-12p10-----13p10-|
------------13p10-------------13p10-------------13p10-------------13p10-----|
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