Kamikaze Pull-Offs

April 12, 2007

Here’s a quick and dirty way to throw some chromatic mayhem into a solo—just reach your picking hand over the neck and fret the third string well behind your fretting hand (as Zakk Wylde illustrates in this photo from a 2002 Ozzfest performance) and play rapid-fire hammers and pulls with one or more fretting-hand fingers. At the same time, gradually slide both hands down the neck in a kamikaze crash-course with the nut, and you’ve got instant Zakk Wylde Armageddon.

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