Developing Legato - Part 1

This is part 1 of 4 in a Legato Series that I've written. These simple yet effective exercises should help you improve your technique.

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Two Finger Exercises

This is part 1 of 4 in a Legato Series that I've written. These simple yet effective exercises should help you improve your technique.

Things to focus on:
  • Play with a metronome!
  • Start slowly and don't move ahead until all fingers are ready
  • A pull-off is a "snap" not just a lift of the finger
  • Observe my left hand
  • Keep your left hand as parallel to the fretboard as possible
  • Maintain a steady breath and posture; this will help you stay relaxed
  • If it hurts, then stop
  • Legato is difficult, so be patient:)
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By George Salas. For more free lessons, please visit gsguitarfun.weebly.com.

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    SilverSpurs616
    Good way to develop legato and hammer/pulloff strength, I'm sure guys like Paul Gilbert and Rusty Cooley also teach it this way