Legato, as used here, refers to the playing technique rather than the articulation type. Using these techniques however, automatically implies the use of legato articulation, but one should be aware that legato articulation can also be achieved through normal (finger-)picking. In this lesson, all basic fretting-hand legato moves are discussed. These include pull-offs, hammer-ons and different types of slides. For their picking-hand counterparts, one is referred to the lesson on tapping. The modern playing style, in which both hands are used separately is documented in the touch-style section.Basic legato moves
The pull-off is maybe the most easy legato move on the guitar since it requires less precision and controlled movement than the hammer-on or slide moves. Basically it consists of playing a fretted note, and pulling the string while releasing it. Hence, the open string will sound, without having to pick it separately.
Full legato slide
Slide into a note
Slide away from a note