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06-11-2000, 12:09 AM
How do I get the tapping sound where there are four notes played in quick succession. At the moment I can acheive extremely fast triplets using one finger to tap and one finger on my left hand to pull off a note. But this doesn't work in all time signitures and tempos. Can anyone explain how I can do four note tapping?
06-11-2000, 12:42 AM
This question's a little hard to interpret.. are you talking about an extension of your triplet pattern which starts with a tap and ends with a tap, or doing a four-note pattern involving a single tap?
Assuming the latter, the simplist four note patterns involving a single tap are the same as your triplet pattern, only with an extra hammer or pull-off.
if thought in terms of sequence of technique - they are
Tap (eg. high E string, 12th fret high E)
Pull (pull tapping finger off, sound A)
Hammer (from A (index) to C (pinky))
Pull (back to A)
..or using the same notes
Tap (12th fret E)
Pull (pull off to pinky on C)
Pull (pull off to index finger on A)
Hammer (hammer back to C with pinky)
06-11-2000, 02:43 AM
Don't forget about open strings!!!
They are instanly acecssible from anywhere on the fretboard, yet many players overlook them in solos.
A simple pattern would be:
Tap the 12th fret, pull-off to the 8th fret, then the 5th, then to the open string.
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