#1
i am very sorry but i just have to ask: I have been playing acoustic for 3 years and i have to know what do these mean:

| h hammer-on
| p pull-off
| ~ vibrato
| + harmonic
| x Mute note

this may seem like a dumb question (but it probally is) I jsut really need to know to play this song i like
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#2
http://www.guitarplayertv.com/

go to rock tricks and theres videos explaining every one of those
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#3
hammer on is when you play a note, say on the 7th fret, and you fret the 9th, causing the 7th fret note to ring shortly, then the 9th to ring out.

pull off is the same, except you start at the 9th, then go to 7th

vibarato is when you bend the string slightly over and over
#4
thnx but wat is a harmonic and Mute note and wat is palm muting
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#5
damn
.....sorry, anyway onto topic:
hammer= push your left hand finger into the fretboard with the string just behind the fret to make it ring
pull-off= pluck the string with your left hand finger as you leave the fretboard to make it ring.
vibrato= after playing the note, continue to hold it and 'dig' your finger into the fretboard to shake the sound
mute= either play the note with your left hand fingers slightly off the string (fretboard), or place your right palm against the base of the bridge while playing
Last edited by antipop333 at Jun 5, 2006,
#6
harmonic is when you place your finger very, very lightly over the fret you're playing on. this will create a bell sounding tone. dont push down to the fretboard, or even push down really, just rest your finger on the fret. it takes some time to find the exact spot on the fret to do it right, but you'll get it.

a mute not is when you push down on the string enough to the point that there is very little noise, but again, dont push down to the fretboard, just enough so that it mutes the strings.

Palm mutes are hard to explain. I'll try though. make a karate chop hand with your picking hand. then, lay it down right where the strings come out of the bridge. play a string, it will mute the noise enough to where it is quiet but you can still tell what note it is.

I hope that all helped.
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#7
isnt vibrato bending the string up and down?
hammer on is what you have your first finger on a string and then slam your middle, ring, or pinky onto another fret and you keep the finger there
pulloff is the same thing except you release after you hammer on
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#8
thnx very much learn somethin new all day i guess but again much
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I once broke a G-String while fingering an A minor.

A recent study shows that 92% of all teenagers have moved on to rap music. Put this in your sig if you are one of the 8% who stayed with real music.