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Hammers & Pulloffs - Level 1: Overview is a video guitar lesson presented by Chris Buono and is sourced from Guitar Gym: Hammers and Pull-Off Workouts.

If you're a frequent visitor to a gym or you've played sports at some point you already know how important it is to approach learning a new physical activity gradually through simple drills. Take note of the key word here: Simple. It's essential to the success of your chops-building quest, your first level drills are easily playable or you're defeating the purpose. Dig?

The three Level 1 Hammer-Ons & Pull-Offs Workouts have an underlying chromatic approach throughout. Taking simple chromatic ideas and expanding them into various slur combinations these workouts make use of myriad fret hand finger combinations option. For those of you new to the term "slur" it simply means to play a series of notes without separation. For guitarists that's achieved by employing the legato techniques at hand. Feel free to play to shift all the workouts to other positions when you're ready. But remember, this is just the beginning. If you're not up to making any changes, no problem.