Playing Tips: Joe Satriani on Improving Your Legato Technique
Joe Satriani shows you two exercises for improving your legato technique.
In this bite-sized lesson, Joe Satriani provides some useful exercises for improving your legato technique.
From Satch: "Here’s a great exercise that’s cool because it’s a repeated symmetrical pattern that has nothing to do with any specific key signature [FIGURE 17]. I play three notes per string, picking each string only once and then sounding the next two notes with hammer-ons. Then you can change the fingering to this [FIGURE 18] or this chromatic pattern [FIGURE 18, the last pattern]. You will find that every note that you play on every fret will require a slightly different attack with the fretting fingertip."
For more from this lesson, pick up our Play Like a Guitar Wizard special issue — which also includes lessons from Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Michael Angelo Batio and more — in our online store.
You Might Also Like...
2 hours 6 min ago
2 hours 8 min ago
4 hours 12 min ago
6 hours 1 min ago
Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown, Round 1: Way Huge Pork Loin Overdrive Vs. Way Huge Fat Sandwich Distortion6 hours 31 min ago
December 2014 Guitar World: Slipknot, Slash on 'Fire,' Joe Bonamassa, D'Angelico Jazz Box Phenomenon and More6 hours 32 min ago
8 hours 29 min ago