Any good classical pieces for tapping?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by bartman, Mar 21, 2005.

  1. hey guys,

    I managed to learn Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata on bass and it's a great piece to tap.

    Can anyone recommend any other good classical pieces for tapping? Piano Sonatas?

  2. jadesmar


    Feb 17, 2003
    Ottawa, ON
    This may be a fun piece, and useful as it outlines some useful chord shapes that can be used in your own compositions.

    The Well Tempered Clavier - Prelude 1 - C Major

    It probably needs to be played 2 octaves below written, as in the first C should be 8th fret E string or 3rd fret A string.

    edit: On further review, an octave shift at some point may be required, unless you tap harmonics for high A or have a C string, in which case, it may be feasible to play 1 octave below written (which would still require a low B string).
  3. Worshiper


    Aug 13, 2004
    New York
  4. thanks :bassist:
  5. Agent000


    Jan 23, 2005
    Stu Hamm did Prelude in C, you can find tab for it pretty easy. I play Fugue in D-minor sometimes, just tap the top notes, EVH style. Not too hard, IMO.

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