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Electric Country Guitar Lessons: Intermediate Hammer-Ons

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[MUSIC]
So now, we're gonna work on
some intermediate hammer-ons.
We're gonna do two different positions.
We're gonna stay in A.
Good country key and we're gonna work
out of the blues shape for one exercise,
then we're gonna do the same exercise.
We're gonna do that over the same key,
but we're gonna do the major sounds.
So it'll be major sound and
blues sound, same lick.
So what I want you to do is,
it's gonna be similar position that
we just worked on with the slide.
But what I want you to do is
we're gonna focus on doing
like a closed position hammer-on and
that's gonna be out of this
blue's pentatonic shape.
[MUSIC]
So
what we're gonna do is we're gonna
hammer-on from the E note to the G note.
[MUSIC]
So [SOUND] we're gonna work on hammering
that on and really making that clear, and
kind of expand on what
we did down here when we
were doing some simpler hammer-on.
So this is a closed position and
what I want you to do is your
hand is gonna shift a little
bit to where these fingers
are going to elongate in a way
that kind of looks like this.
So instead of really having to stretch,
your hand kinda does the work for
you and it kinda goes into
this position like this.
[MUSIC]
So we're hammering on there and
you can even incorporate
that end of the lick that we
just did with slide you could hammer-on,
[SOUND] and then slide up.
[MUSIC]
You can hammer
on there too.
So you can go,
you can make this into a lick.
[MUSIC]
So I'm hammering
on from the G to the A there also.
So.
[MUSIC]
So I'm hammering on right there.
So and just focus on making this a real.
You don't have to really hit hard, but
it's a little mechanism movement and
just hammer right down on that note.
So.
[MUSIC]
So hammering-on right down there.
Now, I want you to do the same thing.
Do it down here.
Now this is a little
bit more of a stretch,
cuz we're gonna be going from
the C sharp up to the E.
So what we're gonna do is.
[MUSIC]
So we're
gonna do this
little lick in A.
[MUSIC]
And up to tempo,
that would sound like.
[MUSIC]
Now,
I did pull off
there on accident.
I didn't wanna do that yet,
cuz that's coming up in the next lesson.
So.
[MUSIC]
So
that's like
an A major lick.
[MUSIC]
So that works for
hammering on like that.
Now we're gonna move on to combining that
with some pull offs here, coming up.
[MUSIC]