QUOTE (Pavel @ Oct 8 2007, 01:24 AM)
Misunderstanding is becoming a common issue on GMC forum...
By Van Halen tapping i mean the woodley-woodley tapping covered in Kris's tapping lessons!
my question wasn't rhetorical, I don't know the answer.
the reason I am asking is not just academic. I have had an opinion (not fixed) that in general, it adds little to tap with more than one finger. Others may disagree, but I have not seen guys doing that, where I felt it was adding much musically. So I am wondering if Van Halen pretty much used one finger (at least in the years that made him famous).
edit: I looked at some old videos, have not seen more than one finger on his right hand on those that I looked at. Interesting though, he would curl his other other fingers in 1978, later he extended them, more relaxed I guess.
edit2: removed a few sentences above, and I take it back, using two fingers can be advantages for some things. however I do stand by my earlier statement, I have seen multi fingers used more often in a showy fashion, than to actually add something musically.