#1
I'm not sure if it is my guitar or just my technique but my hammer-ons sound substantially softer than my picked notes. Any tips?
#2
Of course they do... It's common sense... Or are they like, really weak?
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#3
press harder in the right spot for hammers,
and pull harder on pull-offs.

they're called "HAMMER-ons and PULL-offs.." not "touch and let off"
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#4
Well, not knowing the time you've practiced, I suggest you to develop your left-hand strenght.

You have to give a strong impact with your finger in order to do sound.

As well, try to improve the timing between your picking and your Hammer-On. The hammer should sound great when the string in in some sort vibrating.
#6
Well, I'm trying to play Layla and even the intro hammer-ons are pretty weak. I readily admit that my left hand strength is not up to par, but even if i use my right hand and practically tap the fretboard I get a pretty weak sound. Someone suggested the action is set incorrectly, how could I change that? Sorry, new to the hardware side of guitar, and everything else.
#9
It's most likely my guitar because I just tried hammering on another guitar, and the sound was clear and loud. Could do 5h6h7 on other guitar sounding great, but my on my guitar it sounds dull.
#10
Are you on an acoustic/classical? They are pretty hard to hammer on and pull off on, I remember trying to do it the first time and I could hardly hear it but now my hammer-ons sound decent [just need to work on making sure my finger hits the right spot fast enough]. If you're learning on an acoustic try building strength by constantly playing barre chords [unless you just want to keep doing hammer-ons over and over but that's not fun]. If you're on an electric it should be easy.
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#11
yeah its acoustic, I guess I just have to develop the strength for hammer-ons. Thanks for the advice guys.
#13
Acoustic is exceptionally difficult to do decent hammer on/pull offs on, and to sustain or bend notes properly for solos until you get quite a lote of experience. I've only recently (after nearly 4 years of playing) gained the hand strength to really play solos on acoustic and not have it sound like $h!t.