#1
Hey guys!

I am thinking about learning how to Right-Hand Tap, and I just wanted to get a general sense about something:

How long did it take for you to actually tap properly, and have it sounding great and clear?

Thanks guys.
Quote by slash_GNR666
You sir, are a giant c*** and you finger will forever haunt my dreams.


Quote by Kind, Non-Existant User
Coco-Loco is the finest bit of meat on the butcher block.
Last edited by coco-loco at May 29, 2010,
#2
It just takes some getting used to. It only took me about a month to be able to tap accurately and clearly.
Call me Andrew. It's my name.

Quote by theogonia777
i fond God too, man! i sat next to him on the bus once. he told be the meaning of life and then gave me a pretzel. i can't remember what the meaning of live was, but it was a good pretzel, man!
#3
Depends what you're tapping, and how fast.

I've been playing about 20 months and I can do a lot of tapping patterns at a moderate metal style speed fine.
You're = You are
Your = Belongs to you

There = Not here
Their = Belongs to them
They're = They are
Thx.

Quote by Tim the Rocker
Good grammar is like sex. It feels good.
#4
I learned the way I learn most new skills; adding said skill into my daily improv routine, aka, my 'practice'. I play and try to incorporate that skill into my playing as best I can. I only recently started trying to tap, about 2-3 weeks ago, and I can do it quite flawlessly now. Learning new skills is fun.
#5
Do you mean with only one finger from your right hand or multiple fingers? Using only one finger is pretty simple and doesn't take too long. 8-finger tapping is much more difficult to do and requires finger independence comparable to what you need for your left hand.
#6
It only took me about a week or so once I decided to learn it. But I also played piano for 12 years before I started on guitar.
Quote by Geldin
Junior's usually at least a little terse, but he knows his stuff. I've always read his posts in a grouchy grandfather voice, a grouchy grandfather with a huge stiffy for alternate picking.
Besides that, he's right this time. As usual.
#7
Like Geldin said, it depends very much on the type of tapping. Basic EVH style tapping licks - you can get those down pretty quickly, the hardest thing is probably getting in and out of tapping mode smoothly. String skipping tapped arpeggios - much harder. Tapping with more than one finger - depending on the lick, possibly even harder still.