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  • n. Plural form of hammer-on.


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  • The songs themselves teach you the skills you need; if you haven't learned how to do hammer-ons by the time you hit "Jessica" on Hard, you'll discover an unthreatening environment that trains you in them just in time to put them to use in "Freebird" a couple of sets later.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • The solo buttons can actually be really useful on the hardest solos: basically, it turns everything into a sequence of hammer-ons/pull-offs except that you don't fall out after missing a single note.

    Rock Band

  • For a start, hammer-ons and pull-offs are depicted with ever-so-slightly-smaller note gems, which are quite hard to spot unless you're an experienced player who knows when to look for them.

    Rock Band

  • I was confused until I realized that this was Harmonix's internal slang for "hammer-ons, pull-offs" — the little grace notes that make up the game's tricky guitar solo passages, which you can play without having to strum.

    A Glimpse Into Harmonix's Punk-Rock Design Process

  • For those who've taken the time to learn hammer-ons and pull-offs you'll be happy to discover songs that you can play for upwards of thirty seconds without strumming thanks to stupidly extended shredding sections.


  • The cutting edge touch-sensing color-keyed fingerboard has been developed with 32 separate programmable zones, each with its own channel, voice, transposition, tuning, hammer-ons and sensitivity settings.


  • This sort of linear phrase is almost always played as a diatonic scale or mode on one string decorated with hammer-ons, pull-offs, and slides. - Articles related to Head to Prague for Czech Beer Festival

  • Let's practice the pentatonic with hammer-ons/pull-offs

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  • You can generate guitar tablature with an expanded set of ornaments for notating hammer-ons, bends, fingering, and more.

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  • Dresser's signature extended technique -- hammer-ons with both hands, up the neck side by side as if he's giving the bass a massage -- is immediately audible at the start of "Invocation."

    Chicago Reader


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