Basic Tapping Technique

Two-handed tapping requires you to use the fingers on each hand in a different way to how you will have used them before: rather than plucking the strings with one hand and fretting notes with the other, you will now be ‘hammering-on’ notes directly on the fretboard with each hand. This can be tricky at first since your fingers – particularly those on your picking hand – will not be used to working in this way.

The aim of this course is to get to you started with this technique using a series of warm-up and finger strengthening/dexterity workouts. Spending time on these exercises in the early stages of learning this technique will be a huge help when it comes to performing complex pieces later on.

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