Bends, Slides, Hammer-Ons & Pull-Off on Guitar

Bends, Slides, Hammer-Ons & Pull-Off on Guitar

Start embellishing your solos
Explore hammer ons, pull offs, sliding and bending with the minor pentatonic scale.
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What You'll Learn

Hammer-Ons and Pull-Offs

In this course, you’ll learn how and why these guitar-specific embellishments are used.  Even if you’re a late-beginner/intermediate guitarist who doesn’t feel confident with these techniques – you will after this course.  By approaching these techniques in the context of the minor pentatonic scale you’ll also graduate with a framework for improvising and soloing with them in a more musical way 🙂

Where You’ll Start…

This course dives right into the most common embellishments for guitar: Hammer ons, pull offs, slides and bends.  This course is intended for beginners, so the demos are basic and easy to follow.  You’ll start by learning these 4 embellishments and then follow that up by learning when to use them.

Better Style

I’ve often taught my students how to properly execute these embellishments by bringing their attention to a few important guidelines that I share in this course:

  • Practicing them effectively for better style
  • Considering the unique rhythmic and melodic potential
  • Connecting these to the minor pentatonic scale in particular

When You’re Finished…

One of the crucial skills that moves a beginner guitarist into the intermediate realm is learning to execute hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides and bends.  These skills offer a range of sonic possibilities while also imparting undeniable style to our playing.  This course offers you the opportunity to develop these important skills and start using them in your playing.

Will Edwards
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What students say...

Pretty Basic

Rated 3 out of 5
June 16, 2021

Too basic. I want to get better, but this only helped me a little bit.

Cam Whittley

Just Right

Rated 5 out of 5
June 4, 2021

I love that these are so simple! I’ve watched a lot of YouTube videos where the players are so much better than me :). But, I can’t always tell if I’m doing these things correctly. So, it was really helpful to just watch these basic videos. Thank you! I’ll be signing up for more.

Lia Palmer

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