#1
to me, it sounds better using the side of the pick and tap with it on the fretboard instead of using your index finger. anyone else use the side of a pick too or is index finger the "preferred" technique?
#2
I prefer to use my middle finger as it has less attack to it.
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#3
i normally use my pointer finger for tapping, and putting the pick in my other fingers for the moment, bad habit, but it works for me.
#4
Quote by gsr2k6
i normally use my pointer finger for tapping, and putting the pick in my other fingers for the moment, bad habit, but it works for me.


how is that a bad habit? are u supposed to put the pick somewhere else? ha
#5
I've started using my middle finger to tap. Before I've been scared of breaking my nails so I've used the pick but fingers sound better. Except I'm terrible at it.
#6
Quote by Ryank285
to me, it sounds better using the side of the pick and tap with it on the fretboard instead of using your index finger. anyone else use the side of a pick too or is index finger the "preferred" technique?

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#7
depends, if i have to go from picking to tapping fast i tend to use the pick but if i have the time i use my pointing finger cause i beleive it sounds better
#8
I use my middle finger for the little tapping I do so I can keep my pick in a normal position between my thumb and index.
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#9
I like the tone you get from using your pick, because it puts more treble and bite to your notes, and I think it keeps your guitar quieter, but you have to move your hands so your pick will work right, and when you're done tapping, you have to move it back, and I'm retarded, so maybe it's just me, but I can't move that fast. So instead, I use my middle finger. I have to sacrifice some tone for speed.
#10
I like to use multiple fingers on my right hand for tapping, and you really just can't do that with a pick.
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#11
Quote by gsr2k6
i normally use my pointer finger for tapping, and putting the pick in my other fingers for the moment, bad habit, but it works for me.



Hahaha I do the same exact thing, so no worries bro!

As far as using your finger or using a pick, I believe its all about personal preference. Do whats comfortable to you.
#12
Quote by ar73m
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depending what theyre goin for, they do lots of finger taps as well

basically finger is better but if you want to get the tap as quick as possible use the side of a pick
#13
i cant finger tap much i can do the basic one string and dont move around fret board or it gets sloppy. also if i tap on anything cept the high e string it sounds really weird.

i really wanna tap but got alot of work to go.

i use my index which is bad coz i have to put pick in teeth so im trying to get use to using middle so i can pick afterwards
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#14
i use the side of my pick.
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#15
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I use my middle finger for the little tapping I do so I can keep my pick in a normal position between my thumb and index.

Haha, I am exactly the same.. I can barly tap either
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#17
depends what sound you want...

tapping with your pick isn't as clean

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