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Example Six
In this example we are playing a series of pull-off's.
The neat thing about a lick like this is that your picking hand is only playing a basic frailing pattern, but
with the pull-off's it sounds much more complicated.
The count is 1& 2& 3& 4&, 1& 2& 3& 4&.
Example Seven
In this example we are mixing up hammer-on's and
pull-offs with chord changes. The hammer-on and the pull-off in the D chord are both performed with the
ring finger.
The count is 1& 2& 3& 4&, 1& 2& 3& 4&.
Example eight
In this example we are changing from a C chord to an F chord. This should be pretty easy because we are playing the same pattern through both measures. The only things that change are the chord forms.
The count is 1& 2& 3& 4&, 1& 2& 3& 4&.






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