Guitar Lessons - Two Handed Tapping Essentials

Learn to tap like Eddie Van Halen!
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  • Lectures 11
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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Published 2/2016 English

Course Description

If you’ve ever wanted to play fast, fluid tapping licks and runs, then check this out….

Top UK session guitarist, Bobby Harrison gives you a crash course in this exciting technique, taking you from the bare basics to more advanced tapping ideas that you can incorporate into your lead playing.

The series also includes pentatonic tapping runs, some cool string-skipping arpeggio licks and some outrageous ideas using the side of the pick to tap and slide notes.

What are the requirements?

  • All you need in order to begin is an electric guitar, an amplifier, a pick and a desire to learn.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn to play fast, fluid tapping licks and runs.
  • Master pentatonic tapping runs.
  • Learn cool, string-skipping arpeggio licks.
  • Discover outrageous ideas using the side of the pick to tap and slide notes.
  • Open up a whole new realm of musical creativity.
  • Incorporate all of these concepts and ideas into your own playing, making you a stronger, more musical and harmonically rich soloist and composer.
  • Begin with the bare basics of the two-handed tapping technique before moving on to more advanced tapping licks.

What is the target audience?

  • Some prior experience of the electric guitar is required i.e. at least a basic grasp of chords and scales. This course would suit the intermediate player, but would also be perfect for the advanced player looking to add the two-handed tapping technique to their guitar repertoire.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Let's tap!
01:27

If you’ve ever wanted to play fast, fluid tapping licks and runs, this course is for you!

Bobby gives you a crash course in this exciting technique, taking you from the bare basics to more advanced tapping ideas that you can incorporate into your lead playing.

The series also includes pentatonic tapping runs, some cool string-skipping arpeggio licks and some outrageous ideas using the side of the pick to tap and slide notes.

07:36

This series begins with the basic mechanics of the tapping technique. Firstly, we look at a bluesy lick that incorporates some tasteful tapping, before moving onto a faster arpeggio lick on one string.

05:48

Moving on from the previous arpeggio idea, we pick up the pace, getting the fingers moving by playing some fast, yet melodic tapping lines.

10:43

Our next step is to take what we learned in the previous video and add more notes by including open strings and getting more fingers involved in the action.

09:27

We now look at crossing strings using some of the ideas we looked at in the previous four lessons. This will enable us to play longer runs and create some interesting melodies.

11:46

Things really start to open up now. We look at some tapping runs using both the A minor pentatonic and E minor pentatonic scales, covering larger areas of the neck.

07:50

Again, covering a much larger area of the neck than in the earlier licks, we look at some fast ascending and descending tapping runs. This time, we’re using the Dorian scale, but feel free to experiment with other scales.

09:32

Now let’s look at some cool, fluid descending runs incorporating “Hammer-ons from nowhere”.

07:31

Next, we take a look at some movable tapped arpeggio shapes that utilise string skipping, allowing us to cover larger intervals.

06:32

Now it’s time to learn some fast trills using tapping, as well as another cool sounding and very useful ascending and descending pentatonic run.

05:31

We wrap things up with a couple of crazy tapping and sliding ideas using the side of the pick. Although slightly over the top, this could be an interesing idea to use during a long solo if you happen to run out of licks!

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