Pull off doubts for newbie

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msf sadib
KVRist
122 posts since 4 Apr, 2018

Post Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:17 am

When I'm gonna pull of a note should I lift off my finger from the strummed string before the pull off or just keep my finger on the strummed string while pulling off by the other finger

tapper mike
KVRAF
5398 posts since 20 Jan, 2008

Re: Pull off doubts for newbie

Post Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:44 pm

Which finger.

In order to handle an effective pull off a little bending is involved. Strike the string, begin the slight bend and pull off. Bending happens downwards usually for pulloffs.

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morelia
KVRAF
4643 posts since 16 May, 2002 from Brisbane , Australia

Re: Pull off doubts for newbie

Post Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:03 pm

It's sort of like plucking the string with the tip of your finger. Same thing regardless of whether you pick, then pull off, or hammer and pull off.
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msf sadib
KVRist
122 posts since 4 Apr, 2018

Re: Pull off doubts for newbie

Post Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:01 pm

morelia wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:03 pm
It's sort of like plucking the string with the tip of your finger. Same thing regardless of whether you pick, then pull off, or hammer and pull off.
Before I do the pull off.Should I still.hold my previous plucked string?

msf sadib
KVRist
122 posts since 4 Apr, 2018

Re: Pull off doubts for newbie

Post Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:03 pm

tapper mike wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:44 pm
Which finger.

In order to handle an effective pull off a little bending is involved. Strike the string, begin the slight bend and pull off. Bending happens downwards usually for pulloffs.
So you do a little bend downward & then do the pull off? Often some of my pull off sounds louder & some sound mellow.Is this inconsistency a problem?

tapper mike
KVRAF
5398 posts since 20 Jan, 2008

Re: Pull off doubts for newbie

Post Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:54 pm

You do know that there is this thing called Youtube and on it they have videos of how to learn these things?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYQSFOgXfY0

msf sadib
KVRist
122 posts since 4 Apr, 2018

Re: Pull off doubts for newbie

Post Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:07 am

tapper mike wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:54 pm
You do know that there is this thing called Youtube and on it they have videos of how to learn these things?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYQSFOgXfY0
Thanks for the youtube link man!

Henry Jimdrix
KVRist
32 posts since 16 May, 2020 from That would be telling

Re: Pull off doubts for newbie

Post Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:32 am

msf sadib wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:17 am
When I'm gonna pull of a note should I lift off my finger from the strummed string before the pull off or just keep my finger on the strummed string while pulling off by the other finger
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnrNreRPxy0

Pull off's lesson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2OOuJivbSQ

Pull off's Lesson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHApUMWd7eE

Hammer on's and Pull off's lesson.


https://youtu.be/gejfCb2j5TE?t=201

Fairly easy beginner song tutorial that uses pull offs and hammer on's on the Am chord

John Lennon - Working class hero.

Below is the link to a useful website for quick reference on pull off's

https://beginnerguitarhq.com/bend-guitar-string/
Last edited by Henry Jimdrix on Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:57 am, edited 2 times in total.

msf sadib
KVRist
122 posts since 4 Apr, 2018

Re: Pull off doubts for newbie

Post Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:55 am

Henry Jimdrix wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:32 am
msf sadib wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:17 am
When I'm gonna pull of a note should I lift off my finger from the strummed string before the pull off or just keep my finger on the strummed string while pulling off by the other finger
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnrNreRPxy0

Pull off's lesson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2OOuJivbSQ

Pull off's Lesson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHApUMWd7eE

Hammer on's and Pull off's lesson.


https://youtu.be/gejfCb2j5TE?t=201

Fairly easy beginner song tutorial that uses pull offs and hammer on's on the Am chord

John Lennon - Working class hero.

Below is the link to a useful website for quick reference on pull off's

https://beginnerguitarhq.com/bend-guitar-string/
Hey man! Thanks for your time to post those links.Much appreciated❤

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Andywanders
KVRAF
2620 posts since 3 Aug, 2003 from Narnia

Re: Pull off doubts for newbie

Post Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:54 am

msf sadib wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:01 pm
Before I do the pull off.Should I still.hold my previous plucked string?
That depends on whether or not you want it to be the next note.

If yes, hold it.

If not, change it.

msf sadib
KVRist
122 posts since 4 Apr, 2018

Re: Pull off doubts for newbie

Post Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:35 am

Andywanders wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:54 am
msf sadib wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:01 pm
Before I do the pull off.Should I still.hold my previous plucked string?
That depends on whether or not you want it to be the next note.

If yes, hold it.

If not, change it.
That's the exact answer I wanted!!!

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