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Watch the Hybrid Hammers & Pulls online guitar lesson by David Grissom from Open Road Guitar

An important element in my playing is the mixture of hammer ons and pull offs along with hybrid picking. I like the way it allows me to accent notes in a different way than straight hammer ons, pull offs and picking notes. What I will do quite often is play a legato phrase using hammer ons and pull offs and on the final note I will pop the string with my middle finger like we discussed in the previous section. Since I use a lot of open strings in my playing this mixture of legato notes and the hybrid picking is really useful to me. The popped note at the end of the phrase will always be the loudest note. Take some time and experiment with this, I really think you will see the tonal possibilities.