#1
How does one tap this:

E|---------------0---------------------------------------------|
B|--------------1-------------t15------------------------------|
G|-------------0------------------------t17--t15---------------|
D|--2/3-\-2---2--------t15------------------------t17----------|
A|-----------3-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|

Not that they're hard to play, I just cant get the right sound when I tap, I just get more of a "string hitting metal" sound, then I do a proper note.

Sorry for the lack of details, but what am I doing wrong?
#2
Quote by Jimmer1720
How does one tap this:

E|---------------0---------------------------------------------|
B|--------------1-------------t15------------------------------|
G|-------------0------------------------t17--t15---------------|
D|--2/3-\-2---2--------t15------------------------t17----------|
A|-----------3-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|

Not that they're hard to play, I just cant get the right sound when I tap, I just get more of a "string hitting metal" sound, then I do a proper note.

Sorry for the lack of details, but what am I doing wrong?



code the tab its hard to read
#3
Tug a little bit downward when you pull-off the string. BTW tapping is hard to do clean/with an acoustic.
#4
umm... mabye its not tapping? mabye its trem picking....?

just an alternative idea but yea it is hard to read
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#5
hit it harder, that's why you're getting the string noise
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#6
you could try and mute the strings with ur left hand then tap with ur right and maybe ull get better sound...or do the same thing with ur right hand and etc. i guess.
#7
Quote by danielrobbyshor
hit it harder, that's why you're getting the string noise


But I feel like im literally killing the string with my index finger, and it starts to hurt. am I STILL not hitting it hard enough? I notice in the video of this song, the guitarist VERY lightly hits the notes.
#8
Maybe do a very slight vibrato with your tapping hand as well? Also, make sure you tap firmly, and inbetween the frets, not directly on. It takes some feel, just keep practicing.
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#9
Quote by Jimmer1720
But I feel like im literally killing the string with my index finger, and it starts to hurt. am I STILL not hitting it hard enough? I notice in the video of this song, the guitarist VERY lightly hits the notes.


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#10

E|---------------0---------------------------------------------|
B|--------------1-------------t15------------------------------|
G|-------------0------------------------t17--t15---------------|
D|--2/3-\-2---2--------t15------------------------t17----------|
A|-----------3-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|
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#12
Quote by Jimmer1720
But I feel like im literally killing the string with my index finger, and it starts to hurt. am I STILL not hitting it hard enough? I notice in the video of this song, the guitarist VERY lightly hits the notes.


They dont actually play in most music vids. its just them performing to their track. so that might be it.
#13
Tbh, that's quite a difficult fingertapping sequence. If you're struggling with it, try learning basic fingertapping exercises and build up your finger muscles and finger speed. It isn't about pressing hard, but when hammering onto a fret you need to make it quite hard. Not so hard that it hurts, but it'll hurt on the first attempt. Infact you probably know this already, so less rambling.

The sound you get is the sound I got when I first started out, and it is, frankly, weak fingers. The sound particularly occurs when you hammer-on too weakly, and it creates a sort of harmonic. Try hammering onto the string a bit harder, and like Sevenfoldizm said, tug downwards when pulling-off the string.