All About Tapping. Part 2: Beginner Tapping To Little Bit Of Advanced

author: PurpleBear102 date: 03/12/2010 category: guitar techniques
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Okay, I assume you read All About Tapping Pt. 1 or already know all there is to know about legato playing. Otherwise go back and practice legato first! Well you all know what tapping is so I'm going to get down and dirty and start tabbing out the exercises. You can use any finger on your picking hand the most used ones are either the first or the second finger. It's always good to practice Tapping with a metronome
t = Tapp(with picking hand finger)
h = Hammer On
p = Pull Off
Firstly one string tapping:
e|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
B|--10-5-8--10-5-8-------------|-10-8-5-10-8-5---------------|
G|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
D|--------------and so forth---|---------------and so forth--|
A|--------------for as long as-|-----------------------------|
E|--------------you can--------|-----------------------------|
    T  p h  t  p h t  p p t  p p
If you can't do it properly without making the high e note ring try it on the high e string instead of B but work your way to B! Practicing with open string below you will help improve your accuracy. Now we're going to move au a bit and change strings while tapping:
e|--------10-5-8--------10-5-8------------------------------|
B|-10-5-8--------10-5-8---------10-5-8----------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|
   t  p h t  p h t  p h  t p h  t p h
 
e|--------10-8-5--------10-8-5--------10-8-5----------------|
B|-10-8-5--------10-8-5--------10-8-5-----------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|
   t p p  t p p  t p p  t p p  t p p  t p p
Now It's getting harder: hammer on from nowhere before the tap:
e|------8-10-5--------8-10-5--------8-----------------------|
B|-10-5--------8-10-5--------8-10-5-------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|
   t  p h t p h  t  p h t  p h t  p h
 
e|-10-8-7-5------------8-10-8-7-5------------8--------------|
B|----------8-10-8-7-5------------8-10-8-7-5----------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|
   t p p p  h t  p p p h t  p p p h t  p p p h
Now there's the act of moving your hands from their frets:
First: moving the tapping hand
e|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
B|--10-5-8--12-5-8- (repeat)---|-10-8-5-12-8-5--(repeat)-----|
G|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
D|--------------and so forth---|---------------and so forth--|
A|--------------for as long as-|-----------------------------|
E|--------------you can--------|-----------------------------|
    T  p h  t  p h t  p p t  p p
 
Moving the fretting hand:
e|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
B|--10-5-8--10-4-7--(Repeat)---|-10-8-5-10-7-4--(Repeat)-----|
G|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
D|--------------and so forth---|---------------and so forth--|
A|--------------for as long as-|-----------------------------|
E|--------------you can--------|-----------------------------|
    T  p h  t  p h t  p p t  p p
This Will take many of you a while to master, in Part 3 I'll give you exercises for the insane tapper. Thanks for reading this, hope the excercises helped.
More PurpleBear102 lessons:
+ All About Tapping. Part 3: Let's Get Down And Dirty Guitar Techniques 06/30/2010
+ All About Tapping. Part1: Legato Training Guitar Techniques 03/10/2010
+ In The Beginning For Beginners 03/09/2010
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