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Posted by Bob 'Skippy' Blechinger on February 02, 2001 at 13:23:56:

In Reply to: Tapping.... posted by Emma on February 02, 2001 at 12:39:09:


: Does anyone know of any tapping lessons for COMPLETE beginners? Or can anyone outline the basics for me? All the lessons I can find assume that I already know how to do it and go straight on to double tapping and two handed tapping, whatever that is! :P So I'm slightly lost.....
: Thanx in advance,
: Emma

Emma,
At its most basic, "tapping" is nothing more than tapping on the strings, rather than plucking or strumming them. Try playing a scale, and instead of plucking the strings, give them quick little taps as you play each note.

Tapping kinda made its way over from the guitar side of things; Eddie Van Halen was the one who really got the trend started back in the late 70's and early 80's, and it expanded from there.

Hope that helps!

-Bob



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