#1
Hi, this may be a stupid question, but I am wondering about hammer ons and pull offs. Because say you are going from the 7 fret to the 5 fret, you have to take your finger off the seventh and hammer on to the 5 fret. But if you are going from the 5 fret to the 7 fret, you just keep your finger on the fifth and still hammer on to the 7 fret. Is this the right technique becasue I became across a website that says you have to still keep your finger on the fret while you hammer on to another one. But when going to a lower fret, it makes no sound. Also, another question, with pull offs. Say you are doing a fast solo, like paradise city. Pulling off is just when you take your finger off the string that you just hammered onto and it makes a sound right? sorry, the website I read is wrong I think. I am just checking.
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#2
lol that was confusing. Hammer on = slam finger on a higher fret. Pull off = just let go of it to a lower one and it DOES make a sound as long as your plugged in lol. Good luck give em a try. some people use the finger thats pulling off to twang the string too its a different sound though
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#3
pulling off is just that. pulling off of a higher note to make a lower note sound without picking it
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#4
u can only hammer on to fret's lower than the one u have ur finger on (ex. hammer from the fifth fret to the seventh fret), u can't hammer on the other way (7 to 5), that's more like a pull off, to hammer on from 5 to 7, put finger on fifth fret pick note and then hammer on seventh fret, a pull off is just the reverse of this, in both cases, ur finger has be on the note you want to pull of to or hammer from (5 to 7, 7 to 5) etc. i hope that made sense, if not ask and i'll clear it up or maybe someone can give a better explanation
#5
you have to pull your finger off the seventh fret in a way that makes it vibrate on the fifth. try pulling it off at a downward angle so it's as if you were picking it on the fifth fret. pulloffs are harder to do well than hammerons, but you still only move one finger.
#6
when you "hammer on" from the 7th fret to the 5th fret,actually you have to do a pull off,which is when you leave your finger on the 5th fret but take your finger off the 7th fret
#7
Thanks guys. I already know hoe to hammer on and pull off. This website was just confusing me and I was just trying to clear it up. Thats the last time I got back there.:P
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#8
look on youtube, i'm sure there must be a video on it somewhere, it'll be easier than trying to understand what people type.

EDIT: Here i did it for you...

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#9
so in guitar pro, there is like a slope linking a 20 and a 17. It signifies a hammer on. so do i pluck the 20 and hammer on ot the 17?
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#10
no you pluck the 20 and pull off of the 20 to the 17. It would look like this in TAB = 20p17, or in Guitar pro it would be linked with a tie like this = ___
.......................................................................20 .17
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#11
In guitar pro if it has a little curve going form one fret to another it depends on the frets.
Lower fret slope higher fret = hammer on
Higher fret slope Lower Fret = Pull off
#12
If it goes to a higher fret, you hammer it, if it's going to a lower fret then you pull your finger off the string(Try pulling off at a slight angle so you make the string vibrate to sound that lower note.)
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