Timing and Note Value Alteration - Part 5 Tapping Intro

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In this part, I discuss my approach to tapping more in-depth, and exemplify the technique I use. What I tend to do, is to tap upwards instead of downwards for several reasons. I find it more comfortable, and I see tapping as being right hand hammer-ons and pull-offs. Thus, it seems only natural to make the same type of pull-off, closing the hand, as I do when doing left hand pull-offs. This enables me to keep a stronger, cleaner attack. As I use heavy gauge strings (0.11-0.50), I need to tap and pull-off quite hard to get a good note. You might tap lighter if you use lighter strings, and thus the downwards tapping approach might work fine as well. However, this type is not really as easy to use when doing string skipping tapping and pentatonic tapping.

Whichever way you choose to do it, make sure your tapping is clean, and that above all, you can adapt it to the timing concepts presented in this tutorial. Now, let's move on to the examples!