Welcome to  Guitar Technique Thursdays, exclusively on ioannis.org!

Every week, i will be fueling your insatiable need for guitar technique with one of the exercises i use on my private guitar coaching students from Elite Guitar Coaching Academy!

This week’s exercise:

One of the most important legato patterns – it will really help you develop your left-hand technique!

Basic guidelines

  • do not pick ANY of the notes, play them all with legato , hammer-ons and pull-offs
  • Use distortion  when practising this exercise
  • make sure you mute the other 5 strings with your picking hand
  • if your hand starts hurting, make sure you stop for a few seconds and shake it off before resuming. Do NOT play through pain!
  • use a metronome to make sure you stay in tempo

Let me know how it goes! 🙂


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