#1
Do you do this when you can't get the speed? I am having a go at this part


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http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/a/avenged_sevenfold/to_end_the_rapture_tab.htm

I am well off....it's a bit of a project but I am much faster tapping with a pick on the higher frets. I can use my finger and often used my middle finger but not to the speed of the pick.

Does everyone do both?
#2
You can do it,but the sounds differs.I don't know the song,but hear which one fits for the song.
#3
why exactly are you faster tapping with a pick than your finger?

plus you can't do proper legato that way
modes are a social construct
#4
I can pick tap faster than finger tapping. It's like a spasmodic vertical chopping motion, similar to how cocaine is chopped in the movies. Kirk Hammet actually uses pick tapping on the original solo of One. I think the attack makes it seem faster than it actually is.
#5
both methods work and both sound different. tapping with the pick can pull notes out of intonation if you aren't careful.
#6
Satriani does that all the time - it allows you to tap incredibly fast - See the intro to the Surfing with the alien solo.