#1
I'm starting to get into the whole finger tapping deal, like andy mckee.

Right now when i tap its pretty quite..

i was just wondering if there is a string gauge thats best for tapping

-thanks
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#2
Start slowly, tapping toward the center or the wire below the board in said fret, then build up speed with a metronome.

Strings could help but it depends on what you may want. Sustained sounds or flash-like speed tapping.

Edit: (if using electric)
I guess the basic should be more distortion without killing the sound with too much dirt or muddiness.
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#3
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Start slowly, tapping toward the center or the wire below the board in said fret, then build up speed with a metronome.

Strings could help but it depends on what you may want. Sustained sounds or flash-like speed tapping.

Edit: (if using electric)
I guess the basic should be more distortion without killing the sound with too much dirt or muddiness.


thanks!!

what exactally do you mean by
tapping toward the center or the wire below the board in said fret
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#4
What I think he means is to make sure to aim and hit the fret dead center, as opposed to near either of the fret-markers.
Example:

|--|
The vertical lines are the fret markers, and the horizontal is the 'empty' space. Aim for the dead center.
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#5
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alright.. thanks,

thats what i've been working on
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#6
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I'm starting to get into the whole finger tapping deal, like andy mckee.

Right now when i tap its pretty quite..

i was just wondering if there is a string gauge thats best for tapping

-thanks

Depends, do you want to exclusively tap?
#7
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Depends, do you want to exclusively tap?


i want to be able to tap with it sounding good
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#8
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i want to be able to tap with it sounding good

It's your fingers, not the gauge then :P
#9
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It's your fingers, not the gauge then :P


alright..

also any opinions on whats the best way to go about learning.

right now i'm just messing a round strumming chords the tapping little melodies using the notes that are in the key..

any suggestions??
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#10
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What I think he means is to make sure to aim and hit the fret dead center, as opposed to near either of the fret-markers.
Example:

|--|
The vertical lines are the fret markers, and the horizontal is the 'empty' space. Aim for the dead center.


FYI, the wires ARE the frets(your vertical lines). The space in between(your horizontal line) is simply the fingerboard area that you press your fingers(and obviously the strings) onto. They are not fret markers. Those would be the dots on the face(and sometimes the side) of the fingerboard marking off the 3rd, 5th, 7th and so on, fret positions.