#1
so after watching a cover of the song forsaken, by as i lay dying, not dream theater, i realized that the chorus lead actually had some tapping in it, so... i decided to learn that part again, but do it with tapping... but first... i gotta know... what exactly is the purpose of tapping? i can play that part of the song forsaken without tapping, so what is it for? thanks in advance for the replies... wish me luck in learning tapping
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#2
the perpose of tapping is to sound kickass, example: i was doing it at school once everyone was like woah your awesome that sounds so cool
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#3
Yep there's something awesome looking as your fingers dance around the fretboard like stick figures on crack.

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#4
so tapping's just for show? i thought it was a fundamental skill

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#5
More or less getting the higher notes that are unreachable with your fretting hand. Lol imagine

e------19p8p5-----
#6
actually its just another way of playing...

if you pick everything it will sound differently...

and you can play other intervals more easily
#7
and it is a fundamental skill . there's a lot of benefits in learning tapping , you can associate it with almost anything you're doing on the guitar (sweep arpeggios, scales, riffs) and turn a simple common thing into something new and freshy

tapping is awesome
#8
Learn the intro of Roses For The Dead by Funeral For A Friend, thats a good exercise in tapping. It's just a different style of playing, and as mentioned before it allows you to hit notes much too far away for one hand to reach
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#10
It sounds different when you tap things like 7h10h12. You could pick it, but by tapping it it sounds more fluent, more like a "wall of notes" instread of a "stream of notes".
Yeah
#11
The purpose of tappping is to allow you to make use of intervals along a single string that you can't reach using your left hand alone. It's particularly effective if you want to make use of keyboard triad voicings
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#12
Tapping is also used to get notes you cant reach with your fretting hand , like metallicas one solo goes 12h15t19 back and forth , wich would be very streaching for your fretting hand