so i've been tapping for a while now, and the tutorial i read said you should tap your right hand down in a flicking motion, but i've been pulling off up, it just seems easier. is this an ok technique?
It is in fact easier, but if you pull it off "downward", it will make the next note clearer and definitly more defined, rather than a noisy-sloppy-one.

Just think about it, and you'll see it makes sense =)
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I pull down when I tap too, I find it's the best way to get a clean note. Also, the majority of tapping licks I've come across have been on the high e string, so it's alot easier to pull of that way. However, if you can do it fine pulling up, then that's fine too, whatever is comfortable to you.
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