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RO-001 • Finger Tapping Basics
« on: July 14, 2008, 05:02:43 pm »
« Last Edit: May 16, 2011, 05:46:00 pm by justinguitar »
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Re: RO-001 • Finger Tapping Basics
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2008, 05:05:51 pm »
hiya, i can do the tapping on ur video for the first string.. but not for the 2nd and the 3rd... when i flick off the first tap with my right hand finger i brush the bottom strings.. and that stops me from being able to tap as fast as i would like to... any tips?

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Re: RO-001 • Finger Tapping Basics
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2008, 01:18:25 pm »
Just watched Justin's tapping video, and noticed he  taps the 8 th fret with his 3rd finger. Most other people do in their video lessons too. I've always gone with the "1 finger/fret" rule and used my 4th finger for that, and just wondered if it'll cause any problems or if it's ok either way. Just so I don't develop any bad habits :P. Thanks!

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Re: RO-001 • Finger Tapping Basics
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2008, 09:06:01 pm »
hiya, i can do the tapping on ur video for the first string.. but not for the 2nd and the 3rd... when i flick off the first tap with my right hand finger i brush the bottom strings.. and that stops me from being able to tap as fast as i would like to... any tips?

i found that for the tapping solo in one but i found that if i rest a finger on the lower stings it went away so i used my middle finger which wasn't in use!

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Re: RO-001 • Finger Tapping Basics
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2008, 09:15:48 pm »
Hey justin, I'm new to the site and relatively new to the guitar.  I especially know very little about the equipment.  And i noticed i can't get my tapping to sound like yours, could that be because of my weak amp? I only have a 20W amp at the moment that came with my first guitar.  Didn't have the money to buy a new one yet, so I was just wondering if that could be my problem?

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Re: RO-001 • Finger Tapping Basics
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2008, 09:06:13 pm »
Ever tried to use the pick instead of a finger to tap? To be honest i find it more comfortable and controlled. 

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Re: RO-001 • Finger Tapping Basics
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2008, 05:10:41 pm »
Hey, thanks a lot for all these tutorials! I've got a quick question, how do you do that at 6:45 (when you say "as you can see, I used a little ?!?!?! there" (sounds like "bend", probably not correct  :P). So yeah, how is that done?

Better explained question: How do you do what you do before you kind of initialize (start playing) the solo?

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« Last Edit: December 27, 2008, 05:12:26 pm by Erra »

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Re: RO-001 • Finger Tapping Basics
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2009, 03:28:21 am »
any tips on how to develop the speed??? when  reaches 250 bpm, do we need to keep the flick-off?? also, i have a nail-biting habit, so do i need to have nail to tap fast??? 6:45, bendato, you can find it in blues section, i think

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Re: RO-001 • Finger Tapping Basics
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2009, 10:24:10 am »
do u have to tap for a while to get good at it to get speed?

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Re: RO-001 • Finger Tapping Basics
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2009, 06:51:45 pm »
do u have to tap for a while to get good at it to get speed?



I too am curious!  I have watched EVH do this and I love the sound of this technique!

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Re: RO-001 • Finger Tapping Basics
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2009, 12:01:47 am »
do u have to tap for a while to get good at it to get speed?

Yes.


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when  reaches 250 bpm, do we need to keep the flick-off??
Yes, though you'll probably find it a less...stressful affair at higher tempos.

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Just watched Justin's tapping video, and noticed he  taps the 8 th fret with his 3rd finger. Most other people do in their video lessons too. I've always gone with the "1 finger/fret" rule and used my 4th finger for that, and just wondered if it'll cause any problems or if it's ok either way. Just so I don't develop any bad habits . Thanks!
It's fine. The better option depends on what you play next.


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Re: RO-001 • Finger Tapping Basics
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2009, 09:40:12 pm »
Do you just lift your finger off the string or is it a pull off for the 8th fret I think it is?

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Re: RO-001 • Finger Tapping Basics
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2009, 04:43:46 pm »
Is it necessary to practice right hand finger tapping with different fingers?
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Re: RO-001 • Finger Tapping Basics
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2009, 04:59:33 pm »
Is it necessary to practice right hand finger tapping with different fingers?

IMHO no, it's not necessary. I normally do it with my 2nd finger, 'cause I hold the pick with my first finge and the thumb.

Recently I read sth. about a bassplayer, who plays "multiple" finger tapping!
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Re: RO-001 • Finger Tapping Basics
« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2009, 07:03:02 pm »
I'm practising it now and hope to utilize it later on.
I'm doing this all on acoustic.
I'd like to go a bit towards fingerstyle direction (think Andy McKee, just to name one).
Anyway, so I won't be playing with a pick. :P
The second finger works the best here, it's the longest one and the most powerful one out of the bunch.
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