In this Ukulele Video Lessons, you will be learning about hammers and pull offs. When you are doing a hammer, you are doing something that is all one motion to make a unique sound while holding down a chord. For example, say you have your ring finger on the third fret and your pointer finger on the first fret. As you pick your ukulele with your other hand, you are going to pick the string with your ring finger and as you lift it off, you are going to pick the string also with your pointer finger. This is all done in one fluid motion and it can take a few tries to get it right. This can be done on any chord you wish on the ukulele.
As you practice hammering and pulloffs, you will find that you are going to be able to do some really cool things with your ukulele because you are going to get faster and better at it. It's important to practice picking on your ukulele without doing the pulloffs as well, so that you know that you are proficient at that. Hammering and pulloffs is an important part of picking, because without it you wouldn't have the sound that you are looking for.
Hammers can be done in the G and if you move your hand up to the seventh fret, keeping that as your base and placing your middle finger on the eighth fret and your ring finger on the tenth fret, that is the C.
Chances are that you have heard someone doing a hammer on a guitar or a ukulele. They are something that sounds really cool and something that people enjoy experimenting with, but they take a lot of practice to get right. Take some time each day to practice your hammers and pulloffs and you will find that you improve each time that you do them.Return to Home Page