Sometimes you hear a certain player and think, “How do they play all of those notes so fast and so smooth? “.
Picking that fast would be close to impossible. Well, some players can pick very fast, but even then the sound of picking all of those notes in such a short amount of time would sound…well crowded.
There has got to be something else going on. Some way to get that smoothness between notes that regular picking just won’t give you. Enter… Legato.
Legato technique has been around for a long time and is not just used on the guitar. The smooth running of single notes sounding like a waterfall can be heard on most instruments in different ways.
Guitar is no different. Whether its a passage on classical guitar or a lead on distorted shred guitar, the legato technique smooth distinct sound is very pleasing.
But, it isn’t something that just happens when you start to play guitar. It takes a little work to be able to start using legato playing. There are some things that you need to know and some things you need to work on before you can really start using it effectively.
In today’s main topic, I’m going to give an overview of this technique and some ways to get started using it in your own playing.
For more information, check out my super helpful blog post on Legato guitar: