#1
I'm about to start doing a bunch of two hand tapping stuff and I was wondering what type of strings to get, any other gear that would be helpful, and some songs to check out.

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#2
Angra - Heroes of the Sand
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#4
I don't recommend getting a specific string set for two handed tapping, just use what feels comfortable to you. Same goes for gear.

Maybe check out Van Halen - Hot For Teacher.
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#5
Quote by djentman
Green tinted sixties mind by Mr. Big
Dragonforce have some songs good for pick tapping practice
Cafo by Animals as Leaders
and of course Eruption by Van Halen


A fellow Animals as Heroes fan Tosin Abasi is a genius
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#6
Quote by Flibo
I don't recommend getting a specific string set for two handed tapping, just use what feels comfortable to you. Same goes for gear.

Maybe check out Van Halen - Hot For Teacher.

+1 I love to play that song!
#7
Quote by djentman
Green tinted sixties mind by Mr. Big




billy sheehan + paul gilbert = best band ever
#8
Really simple and first two handed tapping riff that I learnt fully.

Roses for the dead by Funeral For A. Friend.

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#9
Pretty basic example compared to today's standards
Midnight - Joe Satriani
But it is great for starting off
Guthrie Govan and Tosin Abasi are great for that stuff in general as well
#11
^

For a pretty simple tap runs, there's some parts in Protest the Hero songs that have multi-finger tapping (Sequoia Throne for example). Might take a bit of practice though. Next up from that would probably be something like the intro to Building The Church by Steve Vai, and then you can get into Chris Broderick/Tosin Abasi stuff. Both use 8-strings, Chris just does a lot of two-hand tapped arpeggios, while Tosin usually plays the bass line with his left hand and the melody or lead parts with his right. Learn some of their material, and you'll have some very interesting influences and ideas to draw on for utilizing the guitar as much as possible.
#12
Strings, something like GHS boomers, or anything with lots of tension.

As for songs, try some Jeff Loomis.

Other gear... not really, besides getting your accuracy up, and knowing every frets placement by muscle memory.
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#14
Quote by Tom 1.0
Really simple and first two handed tapping riff that I learnt fully.

Roses for the dead by Funeral For A. Friend.


Serpents in Solitude too.
#15
There goes some tapping stuff for beginners
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkpZ645ztl0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZF5ra8N1ndw


Ok no, just kidding. Dunno, try My Apocalypse by Escape the Fate, that's the one that comes to mind right now.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVuhf9_WgW4
The part that starts at 3:00, it gets faster later
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#16
I use d'addarios (9-42) and they tap like no other.

As for songs, try Cry of the Banshee by Brocas Helm.
Also, compressor pedal.
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#19
One by Metallica
Eruption by Van Halen
Am I Evil? by Diamond Head

All really good for beginners.
#20
Quote by I AM DEREK
One by Metallica
Eruption by Van Halen
Am I Evil? by Diamond Head

All really good for beginners.
That's just normal tapping. We're thinking of runs where both hands do taps, either multi-finger tapping patterns like this, or where each hand does it's own line like this (skip to 4:40).
#21
You should get Christopher Arp's two hand tap book "exploding fingers" he's the guitar player for Psyopus and pretty much writes all the songs in two hand tap and plays that shit like a piano. It starts out basic and escalates to more complex patterns.
#22
that vai video is slammin'. I can safely say I will never play guitar like him. or dress like that, (thank god).