Mastering The Tapping Exercises

author: tremolopicking date: 06/25/2012 category: guitar techniques
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Mastering The Tapping Exercises
Hey guys, my first article here. I'll show you some arpeggios that can be tapped, just for you to try and gain the speed needed to tap. If you just don't understand something,ask me then, and chill out, I'm not a native English speaker. Well, the T over every note will indicate that the note must be tapped. So,let start:
  • 1 Exercise: I've tuned the guitar in E[standard] just for you to see the scales more easily.
                    T                     T                         T
    e|------10-13--16-13-10----||----8--11-15-11--8-----||----6--10-13-10--6---||
    B|----11---------------11--||---10-------------10---||---8--------------8--||
    G|--12------------------12-||--10----------------10-||--8----------------8-||
    D|-12--------------------12||-10------------------10||-8------------------8||
    A|-------------------------||-----------------------||---------------------||
    E|-------------------------||-----------------------||---------------------||
    These is the first one. You can do it backwards just to do a progression of the notes. Also,try to use Sweep Picking so it goes a bit more clean.
  • 2 Exercise:
    e|--------T--------------T------------T------------------------
    B|-----7-12-7----------5-10-5----------3-8-3-------2-7-2-------
    G|----T------T-------T------T-------T-----T------T--------T--4(let ring)
    D|-9-12------12-9--7-11------11-7--5-9-----9-5--4-8------8-4---
    A|-------------------------------------------------------------
    E|-------------------------------------------------------------
    These is clearly a tapping exercise for the using of 2 fingers. Try to feel comfortable,find your way to do it. Then, each note must be tapped like, at least 8 times so train do it all day long till you feel the speed.
  • 3 Execise:
    e|--------T-------T--------T--------T--||--------T---------T---------T-||
    B|-5h8p5-12-5h8p5-12-5h8p5-12-5h8p5-12-||-7h10p7-13-7h10p7-13-7h10p7-13||
    G|-------------------------------------||------------------------------||
    D|-------------------------------------||------------------------------||
    A|-------------------------------------||------------------------------||
    E|-------------------------------------||------------------------------||

    e|--------T---------T---------T-||----------T-----------T-----------T-||
    B|-8h12p8-15-8hp812-15-8h12p8-15||-10h13p10-17-10h13p10-17-10h13p10-17||
    G|------------------------------||------------------------------------||
    D|------------------------------||------------------------------------||
    A|------------------------------||------------------------------------||
    E|------------------------------||------------------------------------||
    These one is the most common use of tapping technique. Master it,and the others would seem easier. Key: h-Hammer-on p-Pull-of
  • 4 Exercise:
       T              T     T            T             T
    e|-8-5p0----------7-4p0-10-7p0-4p0||-8-5p0---------7-4p0----------||
    B|----------T---------------------||----------T----------T--------||
    G|------5p2-9-5p2-----------------||------5p2-9-5p2------9-4p1----||
    D|--------------------------------||---------------------------1b~||
    A|--------------------------------||------------------------------||
    E|--------------------------------||------------------------------||
    These one is more complex, but it is a great way to see how you can use both fingers. Key: b-Bending ~-Vibrato
  • 5 Exercise:
       T                  T                  T
    e|-12-5-T-----------||-14-7-T-----------||-16-9-T-------------||
    B|------14-5-T------||-----15-7-T-------||-----17-9-T---------||
    G|----------14-6-T--||---------16-7-T---||----------18-9-T----||
    D|--------------14-7||-------------16-9-||--------------18-11-||
    A|------------------||------------------||--------------------||
    E|------------------||------------------||--------------------||

    e|-13-10-----------------------||
    B|-------12-9--------------10b~||
    G|------------15-10------------||
    D|------------------12-9-------||
    A|-----------------------------||
    E|-----------------------------||
    These is the last exercise,its pretty cool. Remember to repeat each note, its mandatory, so you gain speed, also it is more clear that you are doing a progression. Hope you master it, and thanks for reading the article.
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