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karmstrong9



Hi,

I am Kevin Armstrong and I am 30 years old. I live in Glendale Arizona. I have been in to music ever since I was born. I started playing Piano when I was 3 years old when my parents bought me a toy piano. I started guitar when I was 13 years old. Both instruments I learned on my own. Through Elementary and High School I played in the Jazz band. I believe the music side came from my grandfather. He was a fiddle player in a bluegrass band and they made a few albums. His father was also a guitar player.

Most of the time I just play music on my own and make my own recordings. I just started using a program called Mixcraft. You can check some of my work at Visit My Website
Hopefully someeday I'll be in a band.

Also you can see me at myspace
http://www.myspace.com/karmstrong9


guitarmasterclass.net has really helped me improve my guitar playing skills.
This is a wonderful site where we can learn a lot from each other.

One of my favorite guitarist is Eddie Van Halen I when I started learning guitar. His fast style really inspired me to play guitar. But lately checking out youtube and this site, there are so many other great guitarist out there with awesome talent. It's amazing how this site can really pull in talent which we can all share it together.

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TAPPING LESSON 1

Lately I having been playing around with tapping , which I would like to teach today.
This lesson is sort of a bluegrass/country style sound. The entire lesson is straight tapping (hammer on/pull offs).

MAIN SONG (150 bpm)
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GUITAR PRO
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PDF
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Part 1: This is straight tapping using your index and ring finger on the left hand and index on right ( opposite for left hand guitar players).
(Play twice during song)

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E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------5--0--4--5--0--2--5--0----5--0-------5---0----5--0----5--0-----5--0--|
G|-------4-----------------------------4----------2---------1-------2--------4----------|
D|----2-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------5--0--4--5--0--2--5--0----5--0-------5---0----5--0-----------5-------|
G|-------4----------------------------4----------2---------4-------------4------------|
D|----2---------------------------------------------------------------2-----------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Part 2: This part is a little bit faster (Play twice during song)
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E|--4--5--7--0-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------4--5--7--0--2--4--5--0----5--0--2--4--5--0--------5--0--2--4--5--0--4--5--7--0-|
G|-------------------------------------------1----------------------1--2-----------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|--4--5--7--0------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------4--5--7--0--2--4--5--0----5--0--2--4--5--0--4--5--7--0--5--7--0--5---------|
G|------------------------------------------1-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Part 3: Almost the same pattern as part 2.
(Play twice during song)
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E|--4--5--7--0--4--5--7--0--5--7--9--0--4--5--7--0--4--5--7--0--4--5--7--0-----------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------4--5--7--0--5---|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Part 4: Same as part 2
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E|--4--5--7--0-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------4--5--7--0--2--4--5--0----5--0--2--4--5--0--------5--0--2--4--5--0--4--5--7--0-|
G|------------------------------------------1---------------------1--2---------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|--4--5--7--0------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------4--5--7--0--2--4--5--0----5--0--2--4--5--0--4--5--7--0--5--7--0--5---------|
G|------------------------------------------1-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


BACKUP TRACKS
90 BPM Click to view attachment
120 BPM Click to view attachment
150 BPM Click to view attachment
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I hope everyone enjoyed this lesson. There will be more to come soon.

thanks,
Kevin Armstrong
Muris Varajic
Dunno why anyone haven't commented this before,
great lesson Kevin!!!!! smile.gif

Trond Vold
This was really good! smile.gif

One thing though.. I'm not sure if it's the laptop-speakers i'm currently using, but the guitarvolume was a bit low in the videos.
Bogdan Radovic
Great first post and lesson Kevin! smile.gif
Andrew Cockburn
Wow, this is very cool - thanks for giving us this lesson Kevin!

Smells & I are still catching up with all of this stuff, we will put an announcement on the main forum and get this mentioned in the Wiki Page shortly!
Chris Evans
ohmy.gif Very nice!!!! thats a great lesson Kevin!
Juan M. Valero
Hey !!! it's a great lesson, just amazing, love this touch technique wink.gif
karmstrong9
QUOTE (Trond Vold @ Mar 26 2008, 01:46 AM) *
This was really good! smile.gif

One thing though.. I'm not sure if it's the laptop-speakers i'm currently using, but the guitarvolume was a bit low in the videos.



Thanks Trond. I'll fix that and reupload the file.
coffeeman
Very nice , thanks for posting this lesson!
karmstrong9
Thanks everyone smile.gif . Any advice would be great to help improve the lesson.
Kristofer Dahl
Just awesome! biggrin.gif
karmstrong9
QUOTE (karmstrong9 @ Mar 26 2008, 06:48 AM) *
Thanks Trond. I'll fix that and reupload the file.


I modified the file to increase the guitar volume and reuploaded the file.
audiopaal
Very nice, good lesson smile.gif
Thanks!
Trond Vold
Excellent! smile.gif
New vid sounds alot better.. and i love the style smile.gif

Looking forward to more
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