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Lesson 3: Left Hand Hammer-on Exercises

Another essential technique you need to be competent with is the 'pull-off'. Like the hammer-on, the same hand is responsible for sounding and selecting the note on the fingerboard. However, the method used for sounding the notes is different. A pull-off is when you pull, or 'drag' across the string using one finger from the fretting hand, causing the string to ring out at pitch selected by another finger from the fretting hand. It can be looked at as being the opposite of a hammer-on. Here is a video clip that demonstrates a pull-off.

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