#1
1. if there's a proper name for this technique, please tell me because i dont know it

2. i have seen and heard of a few people that use all 4 of their picking hand fingers to tap with. i have only 1 question about how this works really, and it is that how do they get the sound to get through so well? what i mean is, i play with very high gain and have a seymour duncan hotrail, so i dont think my stuffs not sensitive enough, but when I tap on different strings (specially with the pinkie), no sound really goes through. i do get some sound, but not nearly the amount that i would get by doing a normal tapping lick.

is there something obvious im missing or do those people that i have seen performing this technique just have gnarly force behind each tap ?
#2
probably just need to practice it more.
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#3
Quote by xNihilityx
probably just need to practice it more.


even if i was the single best player of this technique of all time, i would still continue to practice to get better


i appreciate everyones insight, but the answers im really going to look forward to are those that will come from people with experience in the technique...
#4
Quote by SpeedLives
1. if there's a proper name for this technique, please tell me because i dont know it

2. i have seen and heard of a few people that use all 4 of their picking hand fingers to tap with. i have only 1 question about how this works really, and it is that how do they get the sound to get through so well? what i mean is, i play with very high gain and have a seymour duncan hotrail, so i dont think my stuffs not sensitive enough, but when I tap on different strings (specially with the pinkie), no sound really goes through. i do get some sound, but not nearly the amount that i would get by doing a normal tapping lick.

is there something obvious im missing or do those people that i have seen performing this technique just have gnarly force behind each tap ?

yeah it takes alot of practice, i started practicing it for a while and kinda got a somewhat good tone out of it, but i kinda found it pointless to use and that its mainly just to show off so i kinda stopped using it
#5
its not so much the tone im concerned with, but the volume.

for what i want to do, i need two things: volume and proper muting. i can't really practice the muting til i get the output level that i need from the tapping...
#6
i think you have to get something to mute the unwanted string noise because you would be busy tapping with all your fingers and not able to mute but i dont know
#7
if absolutely necessary, i would be willing to buy a string dampener to be able to do this...but the first problem still remains.

i will pose the question again, to get the proper volume from this style of tapping, should high gain + hot pickups be sufficient, or is there something more?
#8
Obviously you'll need to develop a lot of extra finger independence and strength in your hands but if you have question the best person to ask about multi-finger tapping is a user called TheShred201, he's the best person on the forum to ask but I think there's a thread on this in the Advanced Techniques forum that you should definitely read first.
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#9
umm that sounds like a good suggestion except im having trouble finding the advanced techniques forum -.- mind telling me where it is? feel like a retard cause i can't find it...
#10
It just takes a long time to build up the strength in your fingers. Don't worry and just keep at it. Eventually you'll have such a ridiculous grip from it you won't believe it.
#11
Quote by SpeedLives
umm that sounds like a good suggestion except im having trouble finding the advanced techniques forum -.- mind telling me where it is? feel like a retard cause i can't find it...


https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?s=&daysprune=&f=63

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