What does "hammer" mean??

Discussion in 'Beginner's Q&A Forum' started by its4ashish, Dec 23, 2004.

  1. its4ashish

    its4ashish New Member

    what "hammer" means??

    Hi friends please tell me the meaning of "hammer" in tab of any songs
  2. d_ist_urb_ed

    d_ist_urb_ed Genuflect b*tches!

    Let's take an example, E|---5h6------|
    You place your index finger on the 5th fret of the E string and play the note, while it's still ringing out hammer your middle finger on the 6th fret. That's called a hammer-on, not a hammer:) Hope this helps, any queries, ask me.
  3. rabi_sultan

    rabi_sultan <Bulla Ki Jana>

    pluck a note with say the third fret pressed down with your index finger. Now you use your middle finger to 'hammer' or press down the fourth fret hard without plucking the string again.

    You do this hard because that way you can make the sound of the fourth fret come out as loud as the third fret sound and this is called hammer on. The reverse of this action, plucking the fourth fret and then lifting your finger off in such a way that the loudness of sound changes to the third fret thats called pulling off.

    In tab format hammer ons are : 0h3
    and pull offs are: 3p0
  4. d_ist_urb_ed

    d_ist_urb_ed Genuflect b*tches!

    Good to see you back and posting Rabi:)
  5. rabi_sultan

    rabi_sultan <Bulla Ki Jana>

    thanks. but that advice i just left is a cut and paste job from advice i left a long time ago. newbies need to search this forum before asking i gave up posting here because i'd nicely explain chord theory, get no points for it and then someone asks the same question about a week later. :annoyed:
  6. bob-bobby

    bob-bobby Extinct or Banned!

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