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Caelumamittendum
post Sep 6 2008, 02:25 PM
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Been thinking about this for a while:

What are the advantages and disadvantages of tapping with a downwards motion instead of an upward motion? I've always been doing the latter, as that felt most natural to me, as with a regular pull off you also tuck your fingers into your hands, which you also do with an upwards tapping motion.


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Muris Varajic
post Sep 6 2008, 02:32 PM
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QUOTE (Caelumamittendum @ Sep 6 2008, 03:25 PM) *
Been thinking about this for a while:

What are the advantages and disadvantages of tapping with a downwards motion instead of an upward motion? I've always been doing the latter, as that felt most natural to me, as with a regular pull off you also tuck your fingers into your hands, which you also do with an upwards tapping motion.


Depends of your tapping hand position actually,
and I don't believe there are any advantages or disadvantages,
it's just what feels more comfortable to you.
I use downwards motion in like 95% of situations,
maybe with upward motion on lower strings,sometimes.
But I use upward motion mostly when doing 8 fingers stuff
cause my tapping hand is more "above" the neck,if you know what I mean. smile.gif


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post Sep 6 2008, 02:39 PM
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QUOTE (Muris Varajic @ Sep 6 2008, 03:32 PM) *
Depends of your tapping hand position actually,
and I don't believe there are any advantages or disadvantages,
it's just what feels more comfortable to you.
I use downwards motion in like 95% of situations,
maybe with upward motion on lower strings,sometimes.
But I use upward motion mostly when doing 8 fingers stuff
cause my tapping hand is more "above" the neck,if you know what I mean. smile.gif


Yeah, I know what you mean.

I geuss that at the high E string, you could easier get some noise problems when tapping upwards, as you might easier hit the B string. So in that case tapping downwards would be "better". But thanks for the answer! smile.gif


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post Sep 6 2008, 02:47 PM
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QUOTE (Caelumamittendum @ Sep 6 2008, 02:25 PM) *
Been thinking about this for a while:

What are the advantages and disadvantages of tapping with a downwards motion instead of an upward motion? I've always been doing the latter, as that felt most natural to me, as with a regular pull off you also tuck your fingers into your hands, which you also do with an upwards tapping motion.

I did first the same like you and was asking me the same question. When i started to practice the "Tapping and Legato" lesson, i used my middle finger for the tapping by still keeping the pick with my thumb and index. I noticed that the tapping motion is coming more from the hand instead of just the finger and then it felt somehow easier to do a down stroke.





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