teddy ballgame wrote:When the number is small like the 12 in front of the 10, it's showing that the note isn't that important, for lack of a better word. The point is to slide down to 10 three times quickly. You should start at 12, but the note won't be heard for long at all so as long as your sliding down to 10, it's fine. I think you're supposed to pluck it all three times as well, rather than hammering on after each slide.
As for the second one, I think what you said is correct, though notice again the small 12.
Back to this - what if the 12 wasn't small? I'm finding a few tabs with the numbers, and it had a slide and pull off almost in one (like above in the first pic). I'm not sure which to do....the slide or pull off?
Also, I just started trying to learn scales. Starting out with the Major Scales - amazing how many there are. I'm also amazed at how well these different notes sound together.
Should I be playing these with a pick or fingers? Also emphasize up and down picking with a pick?
I feel so slow now.....please tell me it will become natural if I practice enough.