#1
Ive seen people do this technique where the grab the fret board with their right hand and do like hammerons and pull offs with their left hand so the their hands are crossed. Its done by Snake in Skid Row's Ill Remember You video during the solo. How is this done?
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#2
a guy in a local band around here (R.I.P. fight for honor) used to do something like that in the breakdown of one of their songs. he'd hold a chord with I think his right hand and tap a lead with his left. it was pretty surreal and sounded awesome.
#3
All that sounds like is tapping but with your arms crossed. It just looks nice my friend does it to show off to girls and his mum.
#6
Quote by stringmagician
thats not to showoff (though it looks cool) its just to mute the strings while you tap to cover up sloppy tapping


off topic but how come you;ve got a picture of stanton moore as your avatar?

And in answer t the thread starter it is probably just to mute strings or as others have said hold a chord so when you release a tap instead of releasing to an open note it goes to the note you fret. If you look at touchstyle guitarist/bassist i.e. Jean Baudin and Trey Gunn they take these concepts way beyond the next level. Search youtube for eitehr of their names.
#7
Yes, it is done to mute the strings whilst playing a legato passage with your fretting hand.
#8
Quote by OneLastShot
off topic but how come you;ve got a picture of stanton moore as your avatar?

And in answer t the thread starter it is probably just to mute strings or as others have said hold a chord so when you release a tap instead of releasing to an open note it goes to the note you fret. If you look at touchstyle guitarist/bassist i.e. Jean Baudin and Trey Gunn they take these concepts way beyond the next level. Search youtube for eitehr of their names.


It's not Stanton Moore, it's Rivers Cuomo

and btw, whi is Stanton Moore?
#9
it mutes the strings you're not playing when doing massive amounts of legato runs
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#10
^^ Yep, Matt Bellamy from Muse does it live from time to time. Practical, and looks cool. It stops that annoying thing where the string behind where you're fretting rings out and makes an off key tone, and the more usual thing where you accidentally pull-off and let the open note ring.
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#11
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It's not Stanton Moore, it's Rivers Cuomo

and btw, whi is Stanton Moore?


This guy. Thought it was the same picture you can see the resemblance.
Hes quite a famous modern funk/swing drummer
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#12
You can also use it to bar a different fret, so you can pull off to a different open note. Ever wanted to play thunderstruck in a different key?
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#13
Off topic but god, Vai really does rape his guitar in that video I pity the poor thing :/
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#15
was it just me, or was that pretty bad? ^
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#16
Yeah I do this sometimes when I feel like showing off. =P

But not only does it look cool, it helps your legato sound much cleaner by muting the rest of the strings so they dont ring out/feedback while you're doing your hammer-on's and pull-off's on one string.