Slurs (Hammer-ons & Pull-offs) for Classical Guitar
The following lessons focus on playing and practicing slurs on classical guitar. The first overview lesson covers a definition, context, and some beginner exercises. Check out my method books and technique books at the sheet music page. This is great video for beginners or intermediates looking to improve and existing problems. This comes via my YouTube channel (YouTube Link 4k).
Lesson on Slurs by Matthew McAllister – The amazing Scottish guitarist and teacher Matthew McAllister gives a fantastic lesson on ascending and descending slurs (hammer-ons and pull-offs) on guitar. This comes via the excellent Siccas Guitars YouTube channel.
Two Slur Exercises from 20 Favorite Exercises – These are two lessons from my 20 Favorite Exercises for Classical Guitar – For beginner to intermediate classical guitarists (Includes: notation, TAB, fingerings, practice tips). This exercise, No. 6 & 7, aim to expose the beginner player to what is required of ascending and descending slur techniques (also called hammer-ons and pull-offs in guitar lingo). I walk through the exercise and then give a lesson with a few tips. This is the vertical exercise you’ve seen above but also a horizontal one.
Intermediate Shifts and Slurs Combo Exercise – This is a video lesson for my ebook: 20 Favorite Exercises for Classical Guitar – For beginner to intermediate classical guitarists (Includes: notation, TAB, fingerings, practice tips). This exercise & lesson, No. 14 – Intermediate Shifts and Slurs Exercise for Classical Guitar, is a great way for intermediate guitarists to practice both shifts and slurs all at once. I love these types combination exercises. The video walks you through the exercise and gives a small lesson.
Simon Powis Slur Lesson (avoiding tension and string bending)
A brief but important lesson from Simon Powis about slurs including being aware of tension and string bending. This comes via his lesson site Classical Guitar Corner and his fantastic Youtube channel.