#1
Hi!

I'd like to start practicing playing some stuff without picking any note at all (all with legato), my question is:

Let's say I need to play the fifth fret, third string, and then the fifth fret second string. If I were to pick every note, I'd roll my finger instead of fretting one note, releasing the finger and fretting the other note (to save time - with a roll I could cover both strings with little finger motion). However, how should I do it if I'm supposed to play it without picking? The rolling by itself isn't strong enough for the note to sound without picking anything. So, should I keep practicing and the rolling by itself will make the note sound? Or do I have no choice but to release the finger and hammer it on the next string on the same fret?

Help is much appreciated.
#3
Well if you're really adamant about not picking at all, I suppose you could use a different finger on the adjacent string. But yeah, the rolling technique can't really be applied in a situation where you're not picking.
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#4
Damn! The thing is that the exercises I was practicing are of the "each finger covers a specific fret on any string" type, so changing fingers would be awkward. But I'll see what I can do.

Thanks!
#6
Make an exercise out of it, could be very useful to take the 5th fret on the high e and hammer the 5th fret on the other strings with varying fingers.
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