#1
When you play a fast lick on the same string, when is it appropriate to pick all the notes or just simply hammer on all of it? Does it make a difference in the sound you get?
#2
^ it makes a difference in the sound you get. i can hear hammer ons and individually picked notes, theres not a massive difference but there is one. as for when to use what, thats all personal preference.
#3
I think hammering on has a smoother sound to it, you don't pick up the moment when the pick hits the string.
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#4
do people mostly hammer on all the notes usually? Since its really hard to pick all the notes when you play really fast on one string.
#5
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^ it makes a difference in the sound you get. i can hear hammer ons and individually picked notes, theres not a massive difference but there is one. as for when to use what, thats all personal preference.


+1

I kinda dig that John Mclaughlin picked note style where each note is attacked individually but very fast, but whatever you want.
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#6
ive developed my own hybrid style involving hammer/po and picking. generally ill hammer every other note im playing if its straight 16ths/32nds even if i change strings.. yeah you heard me.

say i have this example riff (i have no idea what it sounds like)

D - - - - - 7 9 10- - -  - - - - -
A - - - 7 8 - - - 7 8 10 8 5 7 8 7
E 7 8 10- - - - - - - -  - - - - -
  v h ^ h v h ^ h v h ^ p v h ^ p

v - downstroke
^ - upstroke
h - hammer on
p - pull off


and i throw in hybrid picking when applicable. generally i try and keep my right hand at a steady tempo and let my left hand fill in the shorter notes, palm mutes and strange circumstances (like double hitting a note) change it up somewhat.

then theres also feel as well as practicality in the song. legato gives a much smoother sound, picking certain notes makes the rhythm stand out when played beside legato.

heres a riff i used to practice (i make variations of this so its not as monotonous) and i play it as fast as possible.


D - 5 - - - - - 5 - 5 6 5 - 5 - - - - - 5 - 5 6 5 -
A - - - 6 - 3 - - - - - - - - - 6 - 3 - - - - - - -
    v   h   ^   h   v h p   ^   h   v   h   ^ h p