An exercise designed to help you learn and practice playing pull offs smoothly and cleanly out of the G Pentatonic scale. The goal is to smooth out your pulled off notes to be an even volume with your picked notes.
- I'm gonna show you a beginning pull-off exercise here,…and again, it's a tab that you can download,…and you can read along with me.…I will show you basically what the exercise is doing…and you know, keeping our concepts of trying to make…our pull-offs and the notes that's after that…the same volume,…that's the goal here.…So the exercise starts on,…if you're looking from the first measure there,…picking the G on the first string, third fret,…pulling into the open E,…and then the third fret, second string,…you know, as I isolate this stuff,…you'll hear the E string ring under that, that's OK.…
(guitar strumming)…And then down to the G string,…that's the A, A picked to the open G.…And then two Gs in a row,…and then moving that same sort of pattern down a string…starting on the B string.…(guitar strumming)…Starting that again,…and then the last bar.…(guitar strumming)…That last bar, it starts on the E…of second Fret of the D string.…
(guitar strumming)…So here's the exercise at 50 beats a minute.…Start the metronome.…And again, I think the best way to start this kind of stuff,…
Watch at your own pace; start and stop where and when you need. Everything that Bryan breaks down he puts back together in chapters 4 and 5, where he shows how to apply what you've learned to a selection of popular bluegrass tunes that are important for the repertoire of any bluegrass guitarist.
Note: This course was recorded and produced by ArtistWorks. We are honored to host this training in our library.
- Chord theory
- The major and pentatonic scales
- Walking bass technique
- Reading tablature
- Beginning hammer-ons and pull-offs
- Beginning slide guitar
- Using a capo
- Playing traditional bluegrass tunes
Skill Level Beginner
1. Scales and Chord Theory
2. Walking Bass and Reading Tablature
3. Hammer-Ons, Pull-Offs, and Slides
4. Basic Bluegrass Tunes 1
5. Basic Bluegrass Tunes 2
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