Technique Fo cus
When learning a piece with lots of frettinghand slurs it can be very beneficial to take a small section and practise those fretting-hand movements in slow motion with exaggerated finger movements. The key aim is not to allow tightness and tension into the fretting hand and forearm (often easier said than done). Notice the curve and trajectory of each finger and aim to keep the curved shape the same both on and off the string. If you find you sometimes miss the string when hammering, try moving the finger very slowly on and off the string (don’t pluck) to achieve a precise and accurate aim before gradually introducing enough speed towards the string to produce a sound. Notice how little effort or tension is actually needed.