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How to Play Legato | Heavy Metal Guitar

Published on 23 February 2016
Artificial intelligence is about to change your life. Click here to see it in action: Like these Guitar Lessons !!! Check out the official app Must Haves for any Guitar Player: On Stage XCG4 Black Tripod Guitar Stand: Dunlop Trigger Curved Guitar Capo: Korg GA1 Guitar and Bass Tuner: Dunlop Standard Tortex Picks: Ernie Ball 4037 Black Polypro Strap: Watch more How to Play Heavy Metal Guitar videos: Alright. Legato techniques were popularized in the 1980's by Eddie Van Halen. The basic idea is that you're taking a note off of the first note you play, you can pick a note, and then hammer-on and pull-off and get a whole flurry of other notes. Say I'm at the fifth fret. My A natural minor scale is this. If I ascend I get this. So, you understand, I'm just ascending and descending. Now, if I take those first three notes and instead of picking I hammer-on and pull-off, alright, that's the beginning of a legator pattern. If I continue down the scale I don't need to pick the next string because my hand is coming and hammering-on. The hammer-on is the source of the sound. I can do the same thing on the next string. Alright. So when it's quick it sounds like that. Any note I land on I can take that note and do the same pattern. So, here I'm going to do the same pattern with this B. A good way to practice these is not necessarily to start out going across the neck. Just like we started that lick on one string and then two strings, try practicing it on one string. If I do two strings. What if I want to ascend through the scale? Ascending is a little trickier, but I can do it by sliding and picking. So, when you ascend you have to pick each new string. This is pretty advanced stuff. You might not want to start out with this if you're new to the guitar. Make sure you go slow, and try not to do everything at once. Try to do one or two strings at a time, and pace yourself. Thank you for checking out this lesson on legato playing.

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