#1
Okay, I'm basically more into shred style playing. I rarely play anything jazz (even though jazz is quite fun! ). But I really dig jazzer Stanley Jordan's unique tapping technique, and I figured I could try to apply it in the context of shred. However, I have read somewhere that to be able to perform that technique, I'll have to do some set up to my guitar, like lowering the action down to the lowest possible without inviting the buzzing, and I'd also have to use those flat-wound or something strings. So did any of you work on this technique? How far did you go with it?
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#2
Put something like a capo on the first fret, except, make sure it doesn't press the string down, thus fretting it. Best way to get rid of buzzing.
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Put something like a capo on the first fret, except, make sure it doesn't press the string down, thus fretting it. Best way to get rid of buzzing.


That's cheating ;o
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^ Is it really?
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#8
he uses those when hes playing his double neck guitar with 1 hand on each, so doesnt have to worry about string muting as well :p
#9
But if I DO use those string dampeners, they'll damp the strings even when I'm doing riffs and stuff, right?
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#10
they will only dampen open strings, and when you release notes and chords, a standard barre chord will ring out in the same way if theres a dampener between your hand and the nut or not.




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#11
He plays his guitar like a piano because hes also a beast of a classically trained pianist.
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Okay, I'm basically more into shred style playing. I rarely play anything jazz (even though jazz is quite fun! ). But I really dig jazzer Stanley Jordan's unique tapping technique, and I figured I could try to apply it in the context of shred. However, I have read somewhere that to be able to perform that technique, I'll have to do some set up to my guitar, like lowering the action down to the lowest possible without inviting the buzzing, and I'd also have to use those flat-wound or something strings. So did any of you work on this technique? How far did you go with it?

You need to look up some Buckethead stuff. He does exactly what you want to do.
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#13
Are you sure Buckethead does that?

http://youtube.com/watch?v=oZ68hjB-RBo

Anyways, the guy's a genius. I'm gonna go see what I can do to my Ibanez RG so I can maybe start practicing that technique...
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No. There's no such thing as cheating in music.

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#19
^ That'd still be one finger short, though! =P
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holy crap. that's incredible. it makes me wish I had heeded your warning, lol. definately a great player. Im also gonna have to practice up on that technique

edit: just heard dead man's etude, too. thats almost played too perfect
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Any Buckethead examples? Id really like to see if so...


when he taps, his fret hand is always doing the dampening. with the ocassional slide etc. same principle/
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holy crap. that's incredible. it makes me wish I had heeded your warning, lol. definately a great player. Im also gonna have to practice up on that technique

edit: just heard dead man's etude, too. thats almost played too perfect



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#24
To build up t this, joe satriani's midnight is four finger, day at the beach is five finger, and Steve vais building the church has a different kindof style of five finger tapping. Also, look at zak kim's videos. I know some 8 finer tapping stuff, but no songs utilizing it.