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Pull-Offs: “Cripple Creek”

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“CRIPPLE CREEK” WITH SLIDES, HAMMER-ONS, AND PULL-OFFS  
 
“CRIPPLE CREEK” WITH SLIDES, HAMMER-ONS, AND PULL-OFFS  
 
Pull-Offs: “Cripple Creek”
Pull-Offs: “Cripple Creek”
 
If you’re learned to play slides and hammer-ons in “Cripple Creek,” it’s time to learn the third of the expressive fretting-hand techniques: pull-offs. Bill shows you how to play a few different pull-offs, which are sometimes called push-offs, and then shows you a version of “Cripple Creek” using pull-offs as well as the slides and hammer-ons you’ve learned in previous lessons.

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