Legato

Common legato techniques are hammer-ons and pull-offs. Technically legato is part of articulation, but since legato techniques are very common on the guitar we have collected them in a separate category.

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Trill

A trill is performed by quickly hammering on and pulling off two notes. It’s usually represented by a “tr” and a squiggle line like seen… Read More »Trill

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Pull-Off

A pull-off is an articulation technique that is performed on a string that is already vibrating. The fretting finger is pulled off to sound a… Read More »Pull-Off

Hammer-On

A hammer-on is a playing technique performed by sharply bringing a fretting-hand finger down on to the fingerboard behind a fret, causing a note to… Read More »Hammer-On