Exercise for Left-Hand Solo
Here is a challenging exercise for the left hand alone. Start by hammering on
the first two notes, then pull off the next two. Then for the next group hammer
the first, second, and fourth fingers and pull off to the second finger. Continue
hammering on when going up in pitch, pulling off when coming down. This is excellent
practice for slurs, and also for strengthening the left hand and particuarly the
The music notation is included to show which fingers are used, because in most
cases the fingers do not coincide with the fret numbers.