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How To Do A Pull Off

Learn technigues of how to sound less mechanical when transitioning to a lower note on guitar.

To transition to a lower note on thefingerboard you need to use a technique called a 'Pull-off'.

In the first example, you're going to place your 3rd finger on the 3rd string at the 9th fret. You're ALSO going to place your 1st finger on the 3rd string at the 7th fret.

In the first example, you're going to place your 3rd finger on the 3rd string at the 9th fret. You're ALSO going to place your 1st finger on the 3rd string at the 7th fret.

In example 1, you're striking the 3rd string sounding the note at the 9th fret and release your 3rd finger in a downward motion pulling slightly toward your 1st finger.

Example 2 demonstrates an exercise designed to strengthen each finger utilizing the "Pull-off" technique.

Example 3 demonstrates a combination of Hammer-on and Pull-off techniques that are used quite often when playing solos. Start slowly while getting used to the mechanics of moving in both directions. Gradually, quicken the tempo while keeping your tone, volume and rhythm consistent.

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Comments

Great Lesson

This is a great technique. I used to play a pull off simply by lifting my finger instead of plucking the finger off.

Thanks a lot, Chris! :D

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