Developing Legato - Part 2

This is part 2 of 4 in a Legato Series that I've written. These patterns will help develop your legato playing regarding hammer-ons.

Things to focus on:

  • Play with a metronome!
  • Start slowly and don't move ahead until all fingers are ready
  • A hammer-on should be quick and precise
  • 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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Ashutosh Pande
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