Classical Guitar Slurs (Hammer-ons and Pull-offs)

Classical guitar slurs are often called by their more descriptive names: hammer-ons and pull-offs.  In Spanish, they are often called “ligado”.

Slurs are some of the best guitar exercises for the left hand.  And they also happen in pieces of music.  So any time spent practicing them is time very well-spent.

Slurs are also used in trills and ornaments.  These happen very fast and take precision and accuracy.

Below you’ll find tutorials on this versatile technique.  But start here to begin on classical guitar slurs.