Hammer Practice Tune

Animated Hammer Practice Tune tab by ActionTab on guitar. So easy you'll be playing in minutes.

This exercise is similar to the previous 2 Core Skills Hammer examples, except this time with picking.

There are hammer ons almost everywhere in this ActionTab. If you need to build up finger strength and dexterity to get those hammers sounding out then this is a good ActionTab to practice. First we play the notes around a D chord (pattern repeats 4 times), and then again around the A chord (repeats 4 times again).

After alternating between these two chords you will soon see a 'chromatic' note progression appear along the D string with hammer on notes. Between these hammered notes pick the open A string as shown. Get the pick stroke directions right - it becomes important when playing this part at speed.

'Chromatic' sounds much worse than it actually is. Chromatic simply means each note is played in order - one after the other. There is a little more to it than that (see our Theory Section for more), but for this example we are more concerned with making those fingers hammer like steel, than theory. So get hammering, and have fun!

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