on this website ive read a lot of bass tabs saying hammer on or hammer.
can somebody help me out because im a new bass player and cant understand it. thanks.
hammer on means 'hit' your finger onto the fret without plucking/playing the string to get the note. sort of like a hammer..

that was a crap explanation i'm sorry
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Youtube Dragonforce - Betcha Can't Play This, Herman Li will teach you how to hhHHAmmer-on
It means smash your guitar like a hammer, duh!
nah but seriously hammer = hammer on.
Play the previous note and "hammer on" your finger onto the next without picking/plucking
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