Introduction: Guitar Playing: Tapping

Well. i have written a total of 2 instructables so far (hoorah for number three!)
This is the beginning of a bunch of little cool things that make people better lead guitarists. forgive my terrible tablature. you get the picture.
This is basically an exercise that i came up with based on the tapping from Van Halen's Eruption
~~ I HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU LEARN TO READ MUSIC BEFORE TABLATURE~~

Step 1: Tapping (two Handed)

Okay. this is a very good way to practise tapping, If you can't hammer very well, practise trills first and you need to read tab

t=tap with right hand (whatever finger you want usually index)
p=Pull Off
h-Hammer on

e|-t9p2h5-|
B|--------|
G|--------| Play this a few times
D|--------|
A|--------|
E|--------|
This is acheived by making a sortof, sweep movement practise this a bunch and you will be going good. play around and move it around, heres what i do for a tapping warmup (haha you perverts)
Play the taps as long as you want.
e|-t9p2h5-|-t10p2h5-|-t10p4h7-|-t12p4h7-|-t10p4h7-|-t10p2h5-|
B|--------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|
G|--------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|
D|--------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|
A|--------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|
E|--------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|
continued below

e|-t9p2h5-|
B|--------|
G|--------|
D|--------| Do this pattern on each string, from 1st to 6th and
A|--------| back again
E|--------|

Step 2: Pull Off Arpeggios

Think thunderstruck. oh yea.
i dont need to give more detail then that.

Thunderstruck-ACDC
e|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-0h4p0h7p0h4p0h7p0h5p0h8p0h5p0h8p0h5p0h8p0h4p0h7p0h4p0h7p0-|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
Angus plays it live just like this. this is all done with the fretting hand. no picking. the recorded version isnt as challenging. practice this and impress your friends. i know i did. This is helpful once you can trill for as long as you want, because you need the strenghth to sustain the noise.
EDIT: Angus only plays it like this live, in records he plays every open B note with his pick

Comments

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guitar155263 (author)2010-04-09

This website has information on sweep picking like jason becker.

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 i kinda suck at sweeping. lol thus i don't teach it

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PineapplebobTheGreat (author)2008-06-13

Hey, I have a guitar that (in my opinion) looks just as good as this one. I just got it, but it is probably the best guitar for soloing and tapping. I love it!

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they have similar body shapes, but the necks and heads are completely different.

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The tap lesson here is good. This is a good place to learn about sweep picking like jason becker.

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And on the tapping thing, EVH did just fine on a knockoff strat neck.

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touche..

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but he picked differently.. anyways..

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anyways?

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Mines an ibanez though, i sound better now, although i dont know why.

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Cool. I love playing the guitar.

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I love playing too. I got a Jackson RR3 for xmas :D

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i got the same guitar practically (omen 6) but it doesnt have the trem or emgs, i love that thing, i still play it all the time even though i got a $700 jackson

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SeMi_AuToMaTic (author)2009-02-20

post video please? and could i put humbuckers on this guitar? would that make it sound any awesomer? what would? i have a big amp... its old though. please help!

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I don't know if this is the right place to post that question. And what pickups you use really depend on what sound you like. Go to the guitar store and try a couple out. I personally like humbucks best, but it is a matter of taste.

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you can put a humbucker in if you have the routing for it.

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yeah. that was a year ago. i now have a line 6 spydr III 75 and an esp ltd m1000. Pretty sweeet combo, too!

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 yeah, i got a jackson rr3 and a raven rg200
sweet combo as well!
Keep rockin

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I will you to man. Im in a band. You?

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 eeh. i was. that didn't end very well.

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oh. that sucks.

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guitar155263 (author)2010-01-27

Some cool stuff. I have a video of  where i use tapping and sweeping. If anyone needs pracicle advice you can visit my website guitar body
Its in the wrist!

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Joanassie (author)2009-12-10

Can you change the font you use? Tablature should be printed in a font in which all the characters are of equal width.

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old_bass_masta (author)Joanassie2009-12-10

 thats a big no.
I don't believe instructables was intended for tablature anyways.

It's just to get the basic idea.

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octopuscabbage (author)2009-10-27

Would u reccamend thicker, or smaller strings for this. ive always been internested just never been good at it.

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medium lites for me :D
although my current superstrat has erny ball power slinkys on it and they sound pretty good.

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cool. i got some heavy blues strings on mine. it works if i have the distortion up a ton.

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PineapplebobTheGreat (author)2008-06-15

Hi, well the guitar I was getting was out of stock, so I got your guitar. It's the Ibanez RG5. It is very good. I don't know why it cost you so much, though, because I got it for only 400 dollars. IDK. Anyway, I think everyone should get this guitar.

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my pal has 1 of them and he likes it

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old_bass_masta (author)abadfart2008-07-28

they are teh sex. i am getting a Gibson Les Paul soon as well as a marshall half stack :D ( i gots a job)

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abadfart (author)old_bass_masta2008-07-30

i got a cheep knock off les paul and a rogue gas amp

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old_bass_masta (author)abadfart2008-09-25

got a full stack instead. >.< its looud

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abadfart (author)old_bass_masta2008-10-11

nice man i want one

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old_bass_masta (author)abadfart2008-10-12

yea. its not practical for home use

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abadfart (author)old_bass_masta2008-11-24

unless your me and like being loud

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old_bass_masta (author)abadfart2008-11-24

say that when the cops knock on your door and hand you a ticket for noise code violations

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abadfart (author)old_bass_masta2008-12-01

thats the great thing about living in the middle of nowhere

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old_bass_masta (author)abadfart2008-12-01

LOL

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abadfart (author)old_bass_masta2008-12-27

ya the only bad thing is there is nothing to do

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old_bass_masta (author)abadfart2008-12-28

i hear you there. Building a guitar!!

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abadfart (author)old_bass_masta2009-01-07

ya im doing that

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old_bass_masta (author)abadfart2009-01-07

sweet. i'm done mine..

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abadfart (author)old_bass_masta2009-01-10

im done with the design now i just need the parts and i can start building it

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I HOOKED UP WITH ONE OF OUR LOCAL MUSIC DEALERS AND GOT A FENDER STRATOCASTER WITH A SEMOYOR DUNCAN TREMLO AND PICKUPS FOR 100 DOLLARS SO BEAT THAT. LOL

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Ibanezguy (author)JDCope2008-09-25

whoa...that's insane. anyway great instructable. I can play super mario with tapping.

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old_bass_masta (author)Ibanezguy2008-09-25

cool! i went into GC and some dude was playing the godfather theme on guitar, so i went over to a synth, put it on strings and showed him up :P was a joyful day for me

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old_bass_masta (author)JDCope2008-08-30

I have beaten that. i have a custom strat. this is an exercise for your fingers, not to show off our gear, even though i was happy with it. LOL, work on your spelling and maybe your punctuation, and please, turn off your CAPS LOCK key. god.

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Chicken2209 (author)2009-01-07

thunderstruck is out of key

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super_genius (author)2008-06-09

wow!!!!!!!!! that guitar is freaking BEAUTIFUL!! i wanna lick it..

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I know it is. i get to do the licking.. not you :P

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