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Blog - Legato / Pull Off Exercise Part 2

Focusing on a smooth legato technique is always important to those who want to improve and add new dimensions to their guitar playing"

Following on from last months blog - Lets look at a quick and simple way of improving your Legato / Pull Off technique with a similar exercise.

The tab below show how you can incorporate practicing techniques such as 'Pull Off's' with your Pentatonics (as well as other scales) to maximise your practice time. This exercise simply involves ascending and descending the scale shapes with the pull off technique.

Focus on practicing all 5 Pentatonic shapes with a metronome thus allowing you to focus on your timing as well as building a smooth legato technique. Once you feel comfortable begin to increase the tempo of the metronome and let the real fun begin!

Guitar Tab - G Minor Pentatonic Shape 3

Guitar Tab - G Minor Pentatonic Shape 4

Focus on using the 'One Finger Per Fret Method' as well as a finger pattern that feels comfortable for you. Once you are comfortable ascending and descending all 5 Pentatonic shapes with hammer on's and pull offs you can begin to combine these techniques together - Focus on ascending shape 1 in hammer on's and descending shape 2 in pull offs working your way across all 5 shapes....hours of fun! Enjoy!

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