In this bass guitar lesson, Elixir Strings artist Derek Jones shows how to use hammer-ons and pull-offs together for a driving, percussive feel. Following on from his hammer-ons video lesson, Derek shows the strategies utilizing a basic significant and small pentatonic lick utilizing 16th and 8th notes. As always, focus on the volume in between plucked, hammered and pulled notes and add some fresh, cool feel to your grooves!

Elixir Bass Strings have been Derek’s go-tos for over 20 years. He loves the consistency of tone, their feel and, obviously, the long tone life. Examine them out:

Combining a variety of left hand methods will actually assist include some life to your basslines. Plucked notes, hammer-ons and pull-offs are all useful tools in the armory, with various attack and tonal qualities that are vital for creating cool parts.

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