Playing Hammer-Ons on Bass In The Key Of E – Part 2

Here’s a quick follow-up to the previous lesson on hammer-ons in the key of E. We’ll review the basics of the technique and then add a few new funky options to help build our groove.

A quintessential element of bass technique, this focuses on our fretting hand and adds plenty of groove to any bass line. While it’s mainly used in funk, gospel, and soul, hammer-ons can easily be integrated across different genres.

Enjoy and keep it groovy!

Ryan Madora is a professional bass player, author, and educator living in Nashville, TN. In addition to touring and session work, she teaches private lessons and masterclasses to students of all levels. Visit her website to learn more!

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