Tips for The Stage intro tapping? Reduce noise! (Too much)

Benjamin Bencik

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So I have the string damper but I’m afraid of using it because for example Synyster doesn’t use it live either and It can be done without a string damper but I’ just do not know how sometimes my strings ring or a note doesn’t ring because I accidentally mute it because I don’t know how to mute correctly when tapping. I only have problems when I do the fast fills.
 

Ids Schiere

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Yeah the string skipping is pretty tricky. I just try to mute with the flesh of my fretting hand and try to palm mute the strings I don’t want to sounds
 

Benjamin Bencik

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You think that theres any video tutorials or something? Covers of the stage sound so clean I don’t know what’s wrong.
 

Sayonil Mitra

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The chris zoupa tutorial is really good. Some players use a hair band close to nut so that you can easily slide it across the nut along the neck.
It just needs a swift touch to get it on/off strings. Syn does not use it may be cuz….he is THE syn.
 

Benjamin Bencik

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Exactly I don’t want to use it either I have the chance but once It’s live I won’t be able to do so..
 

Sayonil Mitra

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There is another way for avoiding the string noise. usually the open strings ring when the tapping finger accidentally touches strings other than the desired one. usually the tapping finger moves almost perpendicularly to the strings. make the movement as parallel to the desired string as possible. This will reduce the intensity of each tap. But practice will increase the force of the tapping finger. its hard but do-able.
 

Wes Summers

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I’m not sure how big your hands are, but one of thing I do for The Stage intro and many other tapping licks that involve string skipping is use my thumb to curl around the top of the neck and fretboard to lightly mute the lower strings. And as I’m using my left hand to hold the note (as I tap with my right hand) I lay my finger across the higher strings while I am tapping said notes. It reduces most all of the noise. Hope that helps!