What Are Hammer-Ons?
Hammer-ons are a super common guitar technique that adds additional flavor to your playing. It's often used alongside pull-offs as part of the legato technique.
For a sample of what this can sound like in a musical context check out the intro to “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC:
To learn the basics of hammer-ons check out this lesson by Nate Savage from Guitareo:
Important takeaways from the lesson are:
Acoustic Guitar Hammer-Ons
Tony Polecastro of Acoustic Life shows hammer-on technique with an acoustic guitar.
Alex Skolnik of Testament showing his hammer-on and pull-off technique.
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