Beginner Legato & Tapping

by Darius Wave

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  • Welcome to the Beginner legato & tapping lesson

    It's an exercise with both - hammer-on/pull-off legato and tapping combined. 4 of most common variation selected for you to get familiar and prepare to use these in your own solos. Practise the strength of your fingers and ability to play clean (muting all unwanted open strings noise). Slow tempo will help you to get it done and a backing track with pleasant harmonic content, will make your practise less boring :)

    Gear used (in order of connection chain placement):

    1. SX SST57 electric guitar
    2. Behringer MIC100 tube preamp (-20db switch on, gain and out knobs about 50%)
    3. Presonus Inspire 1394 firewire audio interface (input gain 25%)
    4. Poulin LeXtac vst plug-in:
    - Channel - blue
    - Input 50%
    - Gain 70%
    - Pre EQ - brighter
    - Bass 50%
    - Middle 40%
    - Treble 50%
    - Contour 100%
    5. Kefir impulse loader (mix 100%)
    6. Impulse - Catharsis s-preshigh

    Tuning - Standard E

    Backing track chord progression:

    4/4 ||: E | E | A | A | F#m | F#m | E | E :||
    | C#m | C#m | D#m7b5 | D#m7b5 | G#m7 | G#m7 | Amaj7 | Amaj7 |
    | C#m | C#m | D#m7b5 | D#m7b5 | G#m7 | G#m7 | E | E | E | E ||


    Tempo: Main song tempo is 120 bpm. There are also backing tracks available at 60, 75, 90, 105 and 120 bpm.

    Time signature: 4/4

    Scales used in this lesson:

    E major


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