#1
I can play the rest of the song, im just having a bit of trouble tapping in the part that goes:
|-t19p15p12-t19p15p12-t19p15p12-t19p15p12-t19p15p12-t19p15p12-t19p15p12-
b|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
g|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------


e-t19p15p12--|
b------------|
g------------|
D------------|
A------------|
E------------|


e|-t20p15p12-t20p15p12-t20p15p12-t20p15p12-t20p15p12-t20p15p12-t20p15p12-
b|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
g|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------


e-t20p15p12--|
b------------|
g------------|
D------------|
A------------|
E------------|


e|------------------------------------------------------------------------
b|-t19p15p12-t19p15p12-t19p15p12-t19p15p12-t19p15p12-t19p15p12-t19p15p12--
g|------------------------------------------------------------------------
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------


e------------|
b-t19p15p12--|
g------------|
D------------|
A------------|
E------------|


e|------------------------------------------------------------------------
b|-t20p15p12-t20p15p12-t20p15p12-t20p15p12-t20p15p12-t20p15p12-t20p15p12--
g|------------------------------------------------------------------------
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------


e------------|
b-t20p15p12--|
g------------|
D------------|
A------------|
E------------|


e|------------------------------------------------------------------------
b|-t17p13p10-t17p13p10-t17p13p10-t17p13p10-t17p13p10-t17p13p10-t17p13p10--
g|------------------------------------------------------------------------
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------


e------------|
b-t17p13p10--|
g------------|
D------------|
A------------|
E------------|


e|------------------------------------------------------------------------
b|-t18p13p10-t18p13p10-t18p13p10-t18p13p10-t18p13p10-t18p13p10-t18p13p10--
g|------------------------------------------------------------------------
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------


e------------|
b-t18p13p10--|
g------------|
D------------|
A------------|
E------------|


e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|-t17p12h14-t17p12-t17p10-t17p12-t17p10-t17p8-t17p10-t17p8-t17p7-t17p8-t17p7--|
g|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|


e|---------|
b|-t17p5~--|
g|---------|
D|---------|
A|---------|
E|---------|

yeah all of that is hard for me. Any tips on how to tap it? and some pointers on it? thanks in advance
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Quote by djmay71
it wasn't 7 days, it was 5.

and you call yourself the son of catholics

Quote by hugh20
I would keep it on my mantel piece and tell my grandchildren about the day I tried to overthrow the human race with my race of tree-men.
#2

|-t19p15p12-t19p15p12-t19p15p12-t19p15p12-t19p15p12-t19p15p12-t19p15p12-
b|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
g|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------


e-t19p15p12--|
b------------|
g------------|
D------------|
A------------|
E------------|


e|-t20p15p12-t20p15p12-t20p15p12-t20p15p12-t20p15p12-t20p15p12-t20p15p12-
b|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
g|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------


e-t20p15p12--|
b------------|
g------------|
D------------|
A------------|
E------------|


e|------------------------------------------------------------------------
b|-t19p15p12-t19p15p12-t19p15p12-t19p15p12-t19p15p12-t19p15p12-t19p15p12--
g|------------------------------------------------------------------------
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------


e------------|
b-t19p15p12--|
g------------|
D------------|
A------------|
E------------|


e|------------------------------------------------------------------------
b|-t20p15p12-t20p15p12-t20p15p12-t20p15p12-t20p15p12-t20p15p12-t20p15p12--
g|------------------------------------------------------------------------
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------


e------------|
b-t20p15p12--|
g------------|
D------------|
A------------|
E------------|


e|------------------------------------------------------------------------
b|-t17p13p10-t17p13p10-t17p13p10-t17p13p10-t17p13p10-t17p13p10-t17p13p10--
g|------------------------------------------------------------------------
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------


e------------|
b-t17p13p10--|
g------------|
D------------|
A------------|
E------------|


e|------------------------------------------------------------------------
b|-t18p13p10-t18p13p10-t18p13p10-t18p13p10-t18p13p10-t18p13p10-t18p13p10--
g|------------------------------------------------------------------------
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------


e------------|
b-t18p13p10--|
g------------|
D------------|
A------------|
E------------|


e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|-t17p12h14-t17p12-t17p10-t17p12-t17p10-t17p8-t17p10-t17p8-t17p7-t17p8-t17p7--|
g|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|


e|---------|
b|-t17p5~--|
g|---------|
D|---------|
A|---------|
E|---------|


What specifically about the tapping gives you problems? What aspect of it is wrong?
Do you have any prior tapping experience?
#3
i do have tapping experience, but not in a solo. And when i tap i cant get the first note to sound clean when i tap down on it.
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Quote by djmay71
it wasn't 7 days, it was 5.

and you call yourself the son of catholics

Quote by hugh20
I would keep it on my mantel piece and tell my grandchildren about the day I tried to overthrow the human race with my race of tree-men.
#4
That was one of the first tapping sections I ever learned. What I did to make it sound good was to tap with my pick instead of my finger. I've always found it easier.
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#6
he oes??? i do find it easier in his solo and for me to tap with my pick...
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Quote by djmay71
it wasn't 7 days, it was 5.

and you call yourself the son of catholics

Quote by hugh20
I would keep it on my mantel piece and tell my grandchildren about the day I tried to overthrow the human race with my race of tree-men.
#7
its still hard for me
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Quote by djmay71
it wasn't 7 days, it was 5.

and you call yourself the son of catholics

Quote by hugh20
I would keep it on my mantel piece and tell my grandchildren about the day I tried to overthrow the human race with my race of tree-men.
#8
If its still hard for you learn the crazy train tapping solo its alot easier!

Plus you will be more familiar with tapping and it will make it easier to learn tapping songs.
#9
Quote by Jimi-is-god
If its still hard for you learn the crazy train tapping solo its alot easier!

Plus you will be more familiar with tapping and it will make it easier to learn tapping songs.


^ Yeah. Learn something easier and then work your way up. Maybe one day you will get up to Eruption.
Quote by Geldin
Junior's usually at least a little terse, but he knows his stuff. I've always read his posts in a grouchy grandfather voice, a grouchy grandfather with a huge stiffy for alternate picking.
Besides that, he's right this time. As usual.
#10
use the side of your pick, it gives the first note a cleaner faster sound, you have to be very fast with your pick though (its usually easier to tap faster with the edge of a pick anyways)

but it seems like the proper way to play it is

--t19t19p15p12 x4-----------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------


-----------------------------------------------------------------
---t19t19p15p12 x4----------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------

and so on for the rest of the tapping part.

I play it like that and it sounds fine to me =). try it out, remember be as fast as you can with the pick
#11
i just hit the string behind the fret as hard as I can. The harder you hit it, the louder the note will be
#14
Quote by Junior#1
^ Yeah. Learn something easier and then work your way up. Maybe one day you will get up to Eruption.

lol the tapping in eruption is crazy easy
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#15
Quote by Vasser
That was one of the first tapping sections I ever learned. What I did to make it sound good was to tap with my pick instead of my finger. I've always found it easier.

you're making it sound like it was your idea thats how kirk hammet did it on the record.
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#17
Quote by Vasser
That was one of the first tapping sections I ever learned. What I did to make it sound good was to tap with my pick instead of my finger. I've always found it easier.

+1
That was my first song too. I also tap with my pick. I never was able to transition smoothly by moving my pick and switching to fingers.
#18
Kirk tap with the fingers, not with a pick. Anyway, you can use whatever you think sound best to you.
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#19
Quote by Junior#1
^ Yeah. Learn something easier and then work your way up. Maybe one day you will get up to Eruption.

Eruption is nothing compared to the tapping of sea of lies
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#20
Quote by theocao
Eruption is nothing compared to the tapping of sea of lies


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it's ridiculous
#22
I find it much, MUCH easier to play this solo with my hands. You have to figure, the book says you should use a pick, but if tapping with your fingers is more comfortable, that's what you need to do, right?
I've only been playing a year, but I recommend you find out what is the best (most comfortable) way for you to do it. If you decide to tap with your fingers like I do, I recommend keeping the pick in your thumb and index finger, and tapping with your middle finger. (Because you need the pick afterward, and that'd be a terribly embarrassing moment if you were performing the song for people. Rofl)
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