Basic Tapping

by Daniel Realpe

Lesson step:

Scrubbing / forward / rewind: arrow right, arrow left keys
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  • Hi GMC'ers! In this lesson I want to explore the two handed technique commonly known as tapping. We're starting from the basics here and we're only using one string (the high E string) and maintaining the rhythm the same throughout the whole piece.

    Many great players use this technique extensively such as Eddie Van Halen, Steve Vai, Kirk Hammett, and Guthrie Govan.


    * A Mixolydian
    * E Melodic Minor

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    Enjoy! /Daniel

    Scales used in this lesson:
    A mixolydian (Root appears as D, as both are enharmonic scales. I tend to think in terms of the first degree of the scale when I use modes)
    E melodic minor
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