Tapping III

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Tapping III

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Head to the Comments section below to discuss and share videos of yourselves applying this to different Scales and Chord Progressions. I look forward to seeing what you come up with!

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Joshua Tyler
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Joshua Tyler I posted my own version in my riffs section. I think there are two hard parts to this tapping technique. There’s remembering the shapes of the chords, and then subdividing to keep all of the notes even. With memorizing the chords and shapes, I think there’s a pattern similar to the CAGED system. There’s 3 major and 3 minor shapes to memorize, with each shape starting on the 1, 3, or 5 tone of the chord. When you add different qualities like a major 7th or a 11, it gets trickier for me. With the timing, is seems easy to come in too early or late depending on the strength of the finger. With my index finger, I tend to come in early, but with my pinky finger, I come in late. I guess the only fix for that is to practice slow and build it up.
Dominick Bosson
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Dominick Bosson Thank you so much Syn.
Jeff McPherson
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Jeff McPherson This seems like the tapping pattern that "The Stage" intro uses. Will you be uploading play-through videos of any Avenged Sevenfold songs in the future? Would love to see how you play some of those tunes.
Luke G
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Luke G Same, I think that is a great idea. On top of that, for these lessons you can use other famous songs that incorporate these techniques.
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