#1
Ive seen alot of guitar players play these giant lagato scales were they mute the strings at the nut with there picking hand and just hammer and pull this giant scale. is there any secrets to doing this or do you just have to hammer on super hard to get the note back. maybe more gain would help?
#2
Actually, its very simple. Just mute the strings near the nut( make sure theyre all muted) and you just play legato. When you pull-off try to kind of pluck the strings with your finger as you move it off(dont know if that clear?)
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#3
Distortion does help. they mute the strings that way there is no feed back when they hammer on/pull off.
#6
You should not require pressure to make your legato playing sustain. You need precise timing and accuracy and quick, fluid motions, NOT PRESSURE. Using downwards pressure when playing (which is usually especially evident with poor legato technique) is poor technique and will limit your potential

master it clean and then when you use distortion it will seem all the more effortless
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Quote by Nick_
You should not require pressure to make your legato playing sustain. You need precise timing and accuracy and quick, fluid motions, NOT PRESSURE. Using downwards pressure when playing (which is usually especially evident with poor legato technique) is poor technique and will limit your potential

master it clean and then when you use distortion it will seem all the more effortless



This is not the entire truth.

Physics 101;

speed is the bi-product of strength.

Yes people say accuracy, but accuracy is only increased in lateral development like a scalar run.

(Bad accuracy in hitting one note means that you wanna hit the 5th fret, but your fingers end up on the 12th or something )

If you have stronger fingers, the velocity at which your finger goes from mid air to the note will be faster, resulting in more force and thus a better note.

You also need some callouses, cause with softer fingers the string digs a bit in your finger resulting loss of force and vibrations, thus getting a weaker sound.

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#14
Quote by werty22
Probably not what TS has in mind, but http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibbXYEBryrs.

What's the point of muting at the nut?


It ensures no string noise.

Because you hit the neck pretty hard with ur fingers, the neck starts to vibrate from the impact of the hammer-ons, and other strings will start to vibrate as well.

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#15
Quote by Eggmond
use the neck pickup it will sound better


i can do it successfully on the bridge pup. the bridge pups on some of my guitars are hot enough where i get a little mini harmonic on the notes when i do legato runs. it sounds kind of cool.

legato on the bridge pup is like sweeping on the bridge. it better be clean. otherwise why bother.
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