Guitar basics: Tapping

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learn how to tap using our video tab and backing track

learn how to tap using our video, tab and backing track
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Guitar basics tapping

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Make sure you make a good contact with the string and keep all the notes even

Make sure you make a good contact with the string and keep all the notes even
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Guitar basics tapping example 1

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Tapping is one of the most impressive sounding techniques a guitarist can master. Apart from looking cool, it's an easy way to add fast, fluent licks to your playing.

This video lesson shows you the basics of tapping. It covers choosing which finger to tap with, how to strike the string properly and basic tapping patterns.

If you want more Guitar Basics lessons you should check out our lessons on hammer-ons, pull-offs, fretting correctly, playing open chords and how to use your amp.

The guitar featured in this video is a Spear Gladius SP Hardtail.

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Guitar basics: tapping tab

Example 1 (Click image above for full-sized tab) - Make sure you make a good contact with the string and keep all the notes even.

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