Hammer Time

Discussion in 'SWS Questions' started by luckylarry, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. luckylarry

    luckylarry Student Of The Blues

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    Hi All, For those that have been on the forum for awhile, they know I like to try different things with Griff's lessons. Anyway, hammer ons and pull offs are to be practiced. For some reason I was always kind of pushing up on the string for a pull off. Yesterday I tried pulling down. It really made a difference for me in strength and note clarity. Try is and see if that works for you. :)
     
  2. Cyberthrasher_706

    Cyberthrasher_706 Blues Newbie

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    That's pretty much how I've always done it.
    Pull off => pull down to flick the string.

    Vs.

    Push off (just making that up) => push string up to flick it.

    Sorry if that sounds condescending at all. I was really trying for it not to sound that way. I'm glad you figured that out.  :)
     
  3. Lame_Pinkey

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    Bah ! ...turn up everything louder than everything else then add distortion , easy peasy !

    LP
     
  4. luckylarry

    luckylarry Student Of The Blues

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    Allen I guess it just goes to show that there are different ways to do the same thing. You discovered the pull down right away. I was doing the push up. Now I can do both. Go to your practice room and don't come out until you can do both.  ;D
     
  5. Cyberthrasher_706

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    I accidentally do it the other way a lot when I'm trying to nail a bend real fast. Does that count??  ::)
     
  6. SunnyOne

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    i will have to try pulling down bec. so far pulling up is NOT WORKING FOR ME doggone it!
     
  7. Lame_Pinkey

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    I was positive Griff stated in the video - BGU/SWS ? - to flick downward when pulling off.
    Must have been dreaming I guess  ::)

    LP
     
  8. SunnyOne

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    i think he just says "prang it"
     
  9. Tim

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    Both can work. Gravity is in favor of pull/flick off in a downward direction though.   [smiley=cheesy.gif]
     
  10. wgabree

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    +1 on the pulling down for pull off  :cool: