A left hand articulation that plucks the note with the fingers of the left hand thereby negating the need for an attack by the right hand. This technique is used both for musical effect as well as to achieve quick passages with fewer articulations needed in the right hand.

The opposite of a hammer-on. Performed by plucking a note with a finger on a higher note and pulling parallel to the fret to sound a lower note on the same string.

rhythm guitar Rhythmic strumming of chord backup for a lead player, singer, or ensemble.