Watch the Simple Embellishments online guitar lesson by Roberto Dalla Vecchia from Solo Flatpicking Handbook

Every guitar player loves to use hammer-ons, pull-offs, and slides. That’s what makes the guitar sound different from other instruments! Flatpickers are no exception; most of the time we are dealing with fairly simple melodies and just adding these embellishments to the arrangement to make the melody smoother and more musical.

Make sure the hammered on or pulled off note is as loud as the picked notes, we want the volume of the two notes as consistent as possible.