Introduction to Two Finger Tapping – Lesson 97

About Introduction to Two Finger Tapping – Lesson 97

Level: Advanced

Introduction to Two Finger Tapping – Lesson 97

In this lesson we get into two-finger tapping and the “2-2” technique.

Syn’s Tips

A lot of great licks in this one so take your time with each one and apply them to all of your arps and scales. Honestly, the last two lessons won't do you any good if you don't fully concentrate on them for at least a month! Whaaaaat?!!! YES, a month... MINIMUM!

The problem you will have, amongst many if you don't take the proper time with this stuff, is that you'll get these licks down in a week but they will only be in one context. For example, you'll know the first lick in A min, the second lick for G maj, the third lick in A minor again, and NO other applications. To get ANY worth from these, you have to know them in a multitude of varieties and contexts.

I continuously struggle trying to find the right balance between learning new material, and being able to apply them no matter what the context is!

Now go Tap Dance in the "Lesson Comments" section below so we can learn from you! A lot of material here so don't be shy, Go Ask Questions!

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Liad Elimelech
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Liad Elimelech I tried holding the pick in a few ways, and I think the best way is sliding it with your thumb behind your index finger/palm, its kinnda awkward and it hurts a bit at first but you get used to it and I think it's easier and faster then the other methods... you can watch how sarah longfield is doing it in this video: https://youtu.be/DouupxHZ7nE?t=27s (at about 27 sec) and I have a question - if I want to be able to play clean without using some kind of muting device, do you recommend to work on muting with my hands right at the begining or should I practice with a muting device and only after I'm getting good at tapping then try to work on muting with hands? thanks =]
John Tierney
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John Tierney For the pick I realized that what your doing is actually dictating what your doing with the pick. Example Joe Satriani Satch Boogie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlkbT4GDYAQ notice that he uses his pick to do one tap and when I tried doing this, I found it easier to do that vs me trying to use my middle finger. Also I tried to use my first finger but I didn't have time to do the switch. Then the second part he has a lot of time both before and after the riff to do what ever with his pick. So I actually recommend trying do this in all ways because depending on what you like the pick can actually be an asset in the speed. But get comfy one way first THEN try another. Hope this helps 😁
Mikey Anglin
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Mikey Anglin This has opened up a whole new world for me. Finally, my years of percussion can be applied to the fret board! Massive thanks to Papa and Syn. I’ve never seen a lesson that made this click for me.
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