Guitar Playing: Tapping

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Intro: 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

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    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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    10 replies

    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

    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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    6 replies

    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.