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Here is a cool hammer-on and pull-off exercise. I got this from Angus Young. He uses a similar thing in Thunderstruck, but even many years before that song, I heard him do similar things, that time just legato, using no pick.

It's a good strengthening exercise. Your left hand fingers will not only get stronger over time if you do this regularly, but your coordination and execution will get sharper and more accurate.

I highly recommend you work on exercises such as this as part of your practice routine. You can of course pick any notes you want - I just chose these because of the obvious and cool Angus Young connection, but you can try other notes if you like. For example, try two notes are are adjacent (one fret after another), in which case you will likely use the index finger and the middle finger. Or try 2 notes with one fret in between, where using the index finger and the ring finger will probably be best.

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Comments on this video lesson:

Tommytunes101 said...

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Comment added on October 10, 2012
Rick said...

I too also think that the close-out lick is so cool. Great lesson!

Comment added on April 09, 2012
Danny said...

Thank you so much I really like doing this exercise on my guitar and will help me play lot more easy thunderstruck.

Comment added on September 10, 2011
CselkĆ³ Ferenc said...

Many thanks Robert for your lessons.
It is great help for my playing.
Frank from Budapest

Comment added on July 22, 2011
Dirk said...

For your next lesson, could you please walk us through what you played at 5:40 (or suggest which prior video might cover it)? That close-out lick is so cool.

Comment added on June 03, 2011

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New Course - Comping with Triads -

Learn 6 common chord progressions.
"You are simply the best teacher on the internet. Always cool, explain things well, and relevant stuff for beginners to advanced players. Even my kids are into your lessons now!"

I was chosen as the 2013 Next Top Guitar Instructor at Truefire!