Introduction to Legato
Legato • 8m 50s
Legato is a magical guitar technique that can transform your guitar playing and add new options to the licks you already know. While legato by itself can be powerful and addicting to use, I find the best use for legato is layering it in with various bends and alternate picking runs to enhance your improvising while improving your endurance on the instrument. Legato is an effortless technique once you build up your dexterity, and will allow for long, flowing leads.
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