#1
Is anyone into this as much as me? I think it provides a really unique and complex sound and it's really good for Math rock.
#2
That depends. is it Van Halen tapping or the crazy 8 finger things like Buckethead/Chris Broderick/Steve Vai use. i like both but i try to use them in moderation. Theres already one Eddie Van Halen, the world doesnt need another.
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#4
I love tapping, but I hate the awful reputation its developed amongst beginners. I can't tell you how many times I've seen some kid go up on stage during a talent show with an Epiphone and roll out Eruption. I'm not sure why it pisses me off though, I just know it doesn't really require that much skill and I guess it just seems like a cheap little trick to me because of that. It also kinda bothers me when people assume Van Halen invented it, but I survive lol it is a very unqique and complex sound, but definitely in moderation. Keep it classy would be the term I suppose. Too much of it can be annoying. I always hold myself back form doing it just because of that, it's practically become tabboo at guitar stores.

Anyways, I recommend checking out some of the early Genesis solos, Steve Hackett was one of the first to really delve into tapping. He doesn't really go overboard like Van Halen, either lol
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That depends. is it Van Halen tapping or the crazy 8 finger things like Buckethead/Chris Broderick/Steve Vai use. i like both but i try to use them in moderation. Theres already one Eddie Van Halen, the world doesnt need another.


I do a lot of Math rock tapping, like Tera Melos and Giraffes? Giraffes! if you've heard of it.
#6
I love it if it's used creatively. It sounds terrible when someone sticks to a repeating pattern on a single string. If you can learn it well enough to skip strings and double tap, you can do some really cool stuff.
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I love it if it's used creatively. It sounds terrible when someone sticks to a repeating pattern on a single string. If you can learn it well enough to skip strings and double tap, you can do some really cool stuff.


Like this kind of thing is what floats my boat: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaYVYNj8dYc
#9
I often play touchstyle on my eight-string. It's fun playing guitar like a piano.
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#10
I've found myself growing out of the Van Halen style of tapping however I love Randy Rhoads and his tapping solos so I'm not completely tossing it. I've started to get into Scale the Summit style multi string tapping and have incorporated it into a lot of my acoustic playing.
#11
Tapping is one of my favorite techniques.

I've been spending some time lately learning some scale the summit and Symphony X songs.

Chris letchford (Scale the summit) and Michael Romeo (Symphony x) are imo 2 of the most top notch tappers. There tapping stuff sound so damn good!
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#12
You guys are suggesting a lot of tappers that I am not familiar with. I'll have to check them out.
#13
Yeah, I've been getting into Obscura and Arsis lately and they tap a lot. Gives you that awesome liquid sound!
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Yeah, I've been getting into Obscura and Arsis lately and they tap a lot. Gives you that awesome liquid sound!


Yeah death metal tapping can get pretty intense.
#15
reb beach is considered a van halen clone but the way he taps on multiple strings is really smooth! you should check him out
#16
Tapping is a really interesting technique and, given practice, can do far more than about any other technique. It's got all the advantages of string skipping, but it has a far more fluid sound and it has even more options. I really want to get better at touch-style tapping.