Cool Tapping Lick – Lesson 98

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Level: Advanced

Cool Tapping Lick – Lesson 98

In this lesson we show you a fun tapping lick based on two Pentatonic positions.

Syn’s Tips

This is also a great lick to build off of as well. I really do my best to write licks or create different permutations that are completely my own no matter how fast and seemingly harmless it is to just play someone elses. This doesn't mean that 100% of what I play is original, far from it actually, but I do my best to stay creative and as original as possible .... and it's not that difficult!

Basically you take the same concept as all of the previous licks ranging from Fingerpicking exercises to Legato and just change up the order of the sequence. For example, the basic order of this lick is purely ascending and descending with no skipping around so basically each string has 4 notes in a row. Well, how about we keep the 4 notes per string but now let's skip around a little bit by using the basic 24 permutation formula we used in "The Alternate Picking Exercises 3 Lesson"-

1234, 1243, 1423, 1432, 1342, 1324,
2134, 2143, 2413, 2431, 2341, 2314,
3124, 3142, 3412, 3421, 3241, 3214,
4123, 4132, 4312, 4321, 4231, 4213

Now these numbers ONLY identify the order of the notes per each string, they are NOT finger or fret numbers. You also have to be creative and come up with the Turnarounds. The Turnaround is when you switch from ascending to descending and vice versa, on the 1st and 6th strings.

Now THIS is a LOT of work but I'm really excited to work on some of these myself and hope that this excites you as well!

As always, post your videos, questions and comments to the "Lesson Comments" section below and have some fun with this stuff!

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Mervin Moras
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Mervin Moras Here's a clip of me practicing with the 'Cool Tapping Lick' 🙂 Thanks 😀
Luka Kartvelishvili
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Luka Kartvelishvili How do I stop by guitar from making so much extra noise during this lick?
Brian Haner Sr.
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Brian Haner Sr. That's a tough question. I use a band on my neck - mostly because I just don't use this technique very often. Syn uses his left hand to also mute the strings as he is playing. Trial and error. Work on trying to mute the 5 strings you're not playing. I know it seems impossible, but most great players use this technique.
Austin Ingerman
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Austin Ingerman This is kind of the one finger tapping version of something like that. I will have to work out that two finger tapping! awesome lessons.
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