Open Studio artist and King of Bossa Nova, Romero Lubambo teaches you all about hammer-ons in this essential 2-Minute Jazz video.
Hello! Romero Lubambo here for two minute jazz.
I’m gonna talk today about hammer-ons. For me it helps a lot for my scales, for my phrasings, single-note phrasings, to have the hammer-ons. Where you pluck one note and you hit the second note without plucking it with the right hand. So you have two notes for the price of one, basically!
So for me, this makes me play much faster. Probably double faster.
So, things like that. There is a very good exercise that you guys can practice for hammer-ons, which is:
So, 1 – 3, 2 – 4… 1 – 3, 2 – 4….
So in this case, I’m doing 1 – 3, 2 – 4, but you can do 1 – 2, 3 – 4.
And 1 – 4, 2 – 3.
So any configuration that you can think of, practice that because this can make you play faster phrases and try to be clean on those hammer-ons.
Thank you very much for watching. “Boa sorte com a música” – Good luck with the music!
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