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What Is Tapping? What Is It Good For?


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Tapping: Level 1

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Essentially, to tap means doing hammer-ons and pull-offs with the hand you normally pick with. It can be a bit tricky at first to get a good sound from your tapped notes - ideally, you want them to ring as loud as if you had picked them.

Tapping enables you to play a wider range of notes on one string, which is very useful for playing fast arpeggios. The way the guitar is built is more scale friendly, than arpeggio friendly, because the notes are spaced wider apart.