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> Van Halen Tapping Style - Beginner, Lesson By Joe Kataldo
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post Nov 23 2011, 04:31 AM
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Original lesson: Van Halen Tapping Style - Beginner by Joe Kataldo

My attempt at Joe Kataldo's Van Halen Tapping lesson. Just new to tapping so any feed back appreciated. Cheers!

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post Nov 23 2011, 11:28 AM
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Strong effort. Just keep working on it to get the sustain and fluidity that Joe gets in the lesson. Some of the last notes of the fretting hand disappear, usually just before you change positions.. this can be rectified with just more practice at slow pace but generally all good smile.gif

One thing I recommend is to try and develop your tapping technique whilst holding a pick between your index finger and thumb. Chances are that you're going to use tapping whilst playing with a pick anyway, nobody stops the song, puts their pick down and then resumes the solo wink.gif So that's another little thing I would do to ingrain it into the rest of your playing style.

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post Nov 23 2011, 03:39 PM
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This sounds very good, you got almost all the notes down. Some are a bit weaker then others, so you should even out the dynamics on this one. One important thing to correct is timing. It has to be consistent, try to practice on slower tempos. I'm sure you can do it a lot better if you stay on low tempos for couple of days.

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post Nov 24 2011, 09:27 AM
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Aside from Ben and Ivan's very important observations, I would add that you could also hold the pick between your thumb and the upper part of the guitar neck. It's a wonderful technique which allows instantaneous passage between fully available 4 fingers on the right hand and the other techniques which imply using a pick - all this without wasting any time.

Check this out:

- when tapping comes in, place the pick between the thumb and the superior side of the neck right above the thickest string. THe pick should rest flat on the neck.
- while playing, your thumb applies light pressure on the pick so that it may stay there but it can also slide along the neck when the right hand moves around.
- when you're done tapping, just take the pick away and hold it normally so that you may pick smile.gif

hope it makes sense


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post Nov 29 2011, 06:10 PM
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close man..7.3

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