Introduction to Tapping – Lesson 45

About Introduction to Tapping – Lesson 45

Level: Intermediate

Introduction to Tapping – Lesson 45

In this lesson we go over basic finger-tapping techniques.

Syn’s Tips

Now we are getting into the crazy shit!

I know that there is quite a bit of information here especially for those of you new to tapping. Just go as slow as you can to play it perfectly to the metronome track and then start practicing to the backing tracks.

Papa Gates gives you a lot of tools in this lesson to create your own licks so experiment by moving your hands around the fretboard to create arpeggios that sound good to you.

Share your creativity with the class and upload your videos to the "Lesson Comments" section below! Keepin an eye on all you bad asses so step your game up!

Lesson Comments

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Kyle Panek
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Kyle Panek Great lesson! Appreciate all the work you guys are putting into the videos
Michael Kokoszka
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Michael Kokoszka Is it normal that the "tapped" notes have a lower volume then notes played with a plectrum?
Louis Kahl
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Louis Kahl What I love about your way you teach here at the sgs is how the lessons always alternate between technical and theoretical stuff. With that my motivation to get better is always strong because if I learn a new technique I feel like a better and faster player and if I then learn new theory I can apply those techniques to it and don't feel like a mindless only technical "shredder" but a wellknowing allround player on the instrument. And thats always very satisfying. I can not thank you enough!
Nadav Saban
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Nadav Saban I didn't get it through.. once my ring finger on the eighth and I pull off the 12th and then the 8th I put back the 8th first or the 12th? if someone understood what I just asked I would like some help, please
Veronica Bodescu
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Veronica Bodescu I think it would be better to put the 12th back first since you need to start again with that one.
Mete Tekin
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Mete Tekin Is it harder to perform tapping with single-coils? Because i got shitty noises very frequently in bridge pickup but when i switch my position to neck humbucker it is much more cleaner.
Soumesh Karmakar
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Soumesh Karmakar I mostly use my neck pickups (which are humbuckers) for tapping. It sounds great to me besides I don't think there is a specific pickup for tapping but depends more on the sound you are looking for
Allan V
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Allan V Hey papa gates, have been looking at videos all day and there is one thing i was wondering if maybe one day you would be able to talk anything about tones, amplifiers or sound in general. Maybe some recommendations as to what sound syn uses? Or what sounds are common for different styles of music? Maybe one day it could include that as the internet is scattered with overwhelming information and you seem to highlight important information for variety of players.
Brian Haner Sr.
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Brian Haner Sr. Yes. This is kind of our jumping off point. We feel like we are about 10% done with everything we want to do. Just enough to launch and get things started. Tone, pedals, amps are definitely on the list. And a Syn rig rundown is coming soon. (As well as a Papa Gates rig rundown - which is what everyone REALY wants) ; )
Dominik Zmuda
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Dominik Zmuda Hello Mr. Haner. These lessons are extremely beneficial to me after about a year of self learning guitar. You guys have made a difference in my learning and I bet a lot of others would say the same. I just want to congratulate you two on making a free, and meaningful alternative to the millions of youtube videos that offer little to nothing compared to this website. Hats off to you!
Brian Haner Sr.
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Brian Haner Sr. Thank you, Dominik!
Will Baker
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Will Baker damn you guys are making all this previously terrifying guitar wizardry (originally and still a drummer) much more accessible and i'm already picking up so much more with the introduction of this, congrats and thanks
Brian Haner Sr.
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Brian Haner Sr. Thank you, Will! It's actually easy if you do it in order and just build on each lesson. It just takes time.
Akshay Kamoji
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Akshay Kamoji You guys should receive the nobel peace prize for these lessons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Boris Ramirez
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Boris Ramirez Hi Mr. Brian, I would to ask if the lesson will have subtitles?, I know a bit of English and I can see them, but if I had sibtitles, that would help me a lot. Another question I wanted to ask is, are there lesson that Syn teaches? I didn't find any video that I have seen, only you have been. And finally I wanted to thank you for what you are doing, I am very excited about the amount of things I can learn:) PD: sorry for my English but I speak Spanish xD PD2: I sent a message to Syn by instagram and I hope you can see it, my name is _bxris._ I know a lot people aree sending you messages, but this is something important for me and I would like you to see it:)
Brian Haner Sr.
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Brian Haner Sr. We don't have plans for Spanish subtitles, but let me look into it. I think it's a great idea! Click on "Lessons" and then click on "Syn's Etudes" Syn has 50 videos there.
Ajem Namae
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Ajem Namae great !!! now I can try to find that pinkly smooth song hahaha
Zaydon Robinson
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Zaydon Robinson I love pinkly smooth 😩
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