Left Hand Help

I have a strong tendency to rely on my left hand (hammer ons & pull offs) when it comes to playing fast passages. The example below is how I might approach a modal line over a V-IV-I-V progression in D Major. Normally, I just reach a compromise between phrasing, left hand comfort and right hand pick strokes.

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Steve Yokum is a rock/experimental guitarist with over 21 years experience. A 1987 graduate of G.I.T. in Hollywood CA, Steve taught privately from 1989-1997. He currently resides in Nashville TN where he is employed by a major guitar manufacturer . Steve has recently finished his 2nd self-released cd "Virtuoso What!" available on