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> Which Technique Is Harder For You....legato, Tapping Or Ap, Just curious
Kristofer Dahl
post Mar 26 2009, 11:29 AM
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QUOTE (Chris Evans @ Mar 26 2009, 11:22 AM) *
String muting when changing strings, if for example a tapping lick accross 3 or 4 strings I dont get them clean enough, the actual tapping and hammering on etc is ok its just the muting side of it, any tips?

That is quite difficult to keep clean...I guess that's why so many pro tappers use a string dampener of some kind!

I still think it's possible to keep clean without a dampener though - with correct left hand finger angle to dampen unwanted thinner strings, and the top of your left hand fingertips to damp unwanted thicker strings.

edit - I find AP to be hardest as well. I find legato easiest because the right hand can do so much muting work.


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post Mar 26 2009, 11:36 AM
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QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ Mar 26 2009, 10:29 AM) *
That is quite difficult to keep clean...I guess that's why so many pro tappers use a string dampener of some kind!

I still think it's possible to keep clean without a dampener though - with correct left hand finger angle to dampen unwanted thinner strings, and the top of your left hand fingertips to damp unwanted thicker strings.

edit - I find AP to be hardest as well. I find legato easiest because the right hand can do so much muting work.


That was my thoughts on it with regard to using a dampener, I want to do it cleanly "without" one, I shall continue to work on it concentrating on left hand muting, thanks for the tip smile.gif


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post Mar 26 2009, 11:47 AM
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mmmm interesting question. Not great at most things so find them difficult wink.gif

I'd prob go for tapping, sweep picking and economy picking / string skipping as I hardly use them because I'm not proficient to incorporate them into a collab to torture fellow GMC'ers laugh.gif


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post Mar 26 2009, 12:37 PM
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I would say tapping is hardest for me, I rarely practice that technique.


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post Mar 26 2009, 12:57 PM
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Legato and tapping is by far easier than alternate picking for me as well smile.gif


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post Mar 26 2009, 01:21 PM
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I've always had trouble with alt picking, but legato came quickly to me. Tapping I haven't even gotten into yet. I intend to, as I really need to begin diversifying my technique. Legato is one of the few things I'm really good at, all but the hardest legato passages are doable for me. Alternate picking on the other hand, begins to fall apart at higher speeds. I'm working on it, and definitely showing improvement though. Maybe learning tapping is what I need, to improve my coordination.

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post Mar 26 2009, 01:33 PM
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Legato is the hardest for me. AP and Tapping isn't much of a problem anymore ^^


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post Mar 26 2009, 01:40 PM
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QUOTE (Andrew6 @ Mar 26 2009, 11:08 AM) *
Tapping is such a broad topic though if you look at some of Juan's or Aleksander's lessons it gets pretty extreme blink.gif


it is true that tapping has many lvls but what i meant was that if you take a non guitar player and tell him to study a lvl 5 alternate picking solo, a lvl 5 legato and a lvl 5 tapping. tapping would probably be the one he would complete the fastest and easiest.


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post Mar 26 2009, 02:16 PM
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Legato and Tapping far easier then Alternate picking - if we are talking about insane tempos and rhythms here smile.gif


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post Mar 26 2009, 02:46 PM
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QUOTE (Chris Evans @ Mar 26 2009, 10:36 AM) *
That was my thoughts on it with regard to using a dampener, I want to do it cleanly "without" one, I shall continue to work on it concentrating on left hand muting, thanks for the tip smile.gif


This is my goal too and also a technique that I seem to progress with really slowly. LH muting down at the bridge I can handle well enough with concentration and practise but when I have to mute up over the fretboard I struggle - not so much for pentatonic stuff or where tapping lick just go from string to string but more for things like tapped arpeggios where I'm tapping/hammering-on strings that aren't adjacent


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post Mar 26 2009, 03:12 PM
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QUOTE (Artemus @ Mar 26 2009, 02:46 PM) *
This is my goal too and also a technique that I seem to progress with really slowly. LH muting down at the bridge I can handle well enough with concentration and practise but when I have to mute up over the fretboard I struggle - not so much for pentatonic stuff or where tapping lick just go from string to string but more for things like tapped arpeggios where I'm tapping/hammering-on strings that aren't adjacent

I think with tapping that LH muting is VERY important. When doing "hammer-ons from nowhere" it is important to try and use the tip of your left hand index to mute adjacent stings. Muting is definitely the biggest challenge with tapping. I think if you practice doing runs across all 6 strings you will get used to positioning your RH properly. Just a lot of practice I guess....just like anything else. smile.gif
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Yeah, I whole-heartedly agree. Muting is so very important. Well, I assure you I'm practising this (as I have for the past few years - slow progress as I said)


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post Mar 26 2009, 03:17 PM
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AP seems to me like a hardest technique of those 3 definitly smile.gif


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post Mar 26 2009, 03:33 PM
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for me legato is the hardest


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post Mar 26 2009, 03:39 PM
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alternate picking is definitly the hardest smile.gif
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post Mar 26 2009, 04:01 PM
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When I joined GMC 8 months ago, I was unable to AP, legato was a little better (but not by much) and tapping was limited to knowing the intro to Paschendale by Iron Maiden. Because of the amazing number of good AP lessons here, I've come along way in that regard. My tapping repertoire has improved but I think I will try learning eruption to get it going. Legato hasn't changed much for me but I suspect it would improve immensely if I took advantage of some of the lessons here.
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post Mar 26 2009, 04:11 PM
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Tapping since I've never really done much practice on it.
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