Finger tapping, or guitar tapping, is a very special technique for the electric guitar. Made famous by Eddie Van Halen, it has become a popular style for soloing and fast guitar riffs. This lesson is a beginner’s introduction to guitar tapping, but be aware that this is not the type of technique you will master straight away and it will require a good deal of practice time.
Guitar tapping essentially works by using hammer-ons and pull-offs on the fretboard and tapping notes with the index finger of your strumming hand. Timing between the finger’s is crucial, as is holding the pick in the correct position.
A Beginner’s Finger Tapping/ Guitar Tapping Lesson:
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