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SonofDestiny
post Dec 5 2008, 09:35 AM
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Hey guys,

I want to get serious about practising tapping. Problem is that I'm a real beginner at it and it sounds really weak and out of tune. High e-string is half-doable, but the others are just bad. Most problems come with pulling off, but I can't say that hammer-on tapping is great either really.

Most of the time when approaching something new I step into it really disorganized and without knowing what to pay attention to, but this time I want to do it differently. I really need something like a step-by-step plan.. Where do I start, when do I move on, what is the maximum level that I can set as a goal?

I hope you people can guide me through the jungle called tapping for noobs. biggrin.gif


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post Dec 5 2008, 10:06 AM
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QUOTE (SonofDestiny @ Dec 5 2008, 03:35 AM) *
Hey guys,

I want to get serious about practising tapping. Problem is that I'm a real beginner at it and it sounds really weak and out of tune. High e-string is half-doable, but the others are just bad. Most problems come with pulling off, but I can't say that hammer-on tapping is great either really.

Most of the time when approaching something new I step into it really disorganized and without knowing what to pay attention to, but this time I want to do it differently. I really need something like a step-by-step plan.. Where do I start, when do I move on, what is the maximum level that I can set as a goal?

I hope you people can guide me through the jungle called tapping for noobs. biggrin.gif


The first two I learned were Muris's Eddie Van Halen, and Gabriel's Tapping lesson. Also look at Jeff Curtis's two lessons, he does slow melodic tapping in them. Go slow at first on Muris and Gabriel. On Gabriel's, tap the final part (ascending from the 4th string) by doing 4 repetitions on each string rather than 2, it is pretty hard to just do 2 at first.

Tapping takes a long time to do well, I keep improving myself, but it is a lot of practice, over a long period of time (like everything else).
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post Dec 5 2008, 10:33 AM
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Thanks smile.gif I will check that out.

Do you think that practising on the low e-string for a while and then moving up to lighter strings will make things easier by the way?


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post Dec 5 2008, 10:52 AM
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I guess you will find the information you are looking for in the lessons fkalich mentioned above.

If you need some further in depth information, Muris gave once a really helpful description about tapping and muting strings. Muris used for me the right words to understand what to keep in mind while practicing tapping.

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...=17132&st=0

If you have problems with hammer-on and pull-off, i think you still miss some strength in your left hand. Which will come of course with time and by practicing tapping or other "legato" lessons.

QUOTE (SonofDestiny @ Dec 5 2008, 10:33 AM) *
Do you think that practising on the low e-string for a while and then moving up to lighter strings will make things easier by the way?

Maybe, but i did the other way around. Tapping on the high e-string is a good start i think to get the technique down as it's easier to mute the other strings. I moved then down. I notice as lower i get as more strength i need for pull-offs and hammer-on. For me it works better to start things easy and make it slowly more difficult, but there everybody have it's on few and expierences i guess. smile.gif




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post Dec 6 2008, 07:00 PM
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There's a lesson plan for tapping, check out the wiki for it!


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post Dec 6 2008, 09:17 PM
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Here I leave you a simple tapping ex. that I think will help you.
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post Dec 7 2008, 03:34 PM
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QUOTE (SonofDestiny @ Dec 5 2008, 09:35 AM) *
Hey guys,

I want to get serious about practising tapping. Problem is that I'm a real beginner at it and it sounds really weak and out of tune. High e-string is half-doable, but the others are just bad. Most problems come with pulling off, but I can't say that hammer-on tapping is great either really.

Most of the time when approaching something new I step into it really disorganized and without knowing what to pay attention to, but this time I want to do it differently. I really need something like a step-by-step plan.. Where do I start, when do I move on, what is the maximum level that I can set as a goal?

I hope you people can guide me through the jungle called tapping for noobs. biggrin.gif


Tapping isn't easiest thing on planet,that's for sure,
specially if you're new to it(beginner).
So I would take advices given above and practice everything slow,
some tapping licks might be sloppy cause most of the time
we just do some random hammer-pulloff thing without
thinking what we are playing actually.
Slowly,try to sync your hands nicely,watch on muting
and step you'll see the progress.
How long it's gonna take until you master it?...
I'm afraid no one can tell you that,fully up to you,good luck. smile.gif


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post Dec 7 2008, 04:08 PM
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Thank you all for the comments smile.gif I will let you know when I feel I have made the progress I wanted.


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post Dec 7 2008, 04:13 PM
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QUOTE (SonofDestiny @ Dec 7 2008, 04:08 PM) *
Thank you all for the comments smile.gif I will let you know when I feel I have made the progress I wanted.


Ok. smile.gif


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post Dec 7 2008, 05:49 PM
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You just need to try it incredibly slowly so you can get it clean and then you can speed it up from there.
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post Dec 7 2008, 06:52 PM
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QUOTE (Muris Varajic @ Dec 7 2008, 05:13 PM) *
Ok. smile.gif

It might not be the right place to post these here but I think it has something to do with it.
What about making a tapping version of https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...ll-offs-lesson/
I know you must have hundreds of requests so just a thought, no pressure wink.gif


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post Dec 8 2008, 02:31 PM
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QUOTE (Kapto @ Dec 7 2008, 06:52 PM) *
It might not be the right place to post these here but I think it has something to do with it.
What about making a tapping version of https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...ll-offs-lesson/
I know you must have hundreds of requests so just a thought, no pressure wink.gif


Oh,that really could be a nice tapping exercise.
Are you able to figure out how to play it by tapping
at this point? smile.gif


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QUOTE (Muris Varajic @ Dec 8 2008, 03:31 PM) *
Oh,that really could be a nice tapping exercise.
Are you able to figure out how to play it by tapping
at this point? smile.gif


You got me there unsure.gif I guess I'll have to do some homework now and make a lesson out of your pulloffs. Let's see what comes out wink.gif


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