Need help with tapping

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Huffer777, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. Huffer777


    Jul 19, 2008
    I dont know what it is, i just cant get the loud, clear noise i get from tapping as i do from plucking. Yes, its going to be a little bit more..sketchy...but its just not even close, help? :confused:
  2. I play the bass

    I play the bass

    Jun 3, 2008
    Is your action too high?
  3. rarbass


    Jul 3, 2008
    I've found low action helps with tapping. Also, some advice I picked up from Victor Wooten on the BAss Extremes video, are you using your thumb on your right hand to hold onto the back of the neck, just like you would with your left hand? Victor said to treat it like a mirror image of your left hand, so make sure you use your thumb to support your right hand behind the neck. This might be difficult depending on what kind of bass you have, but I've found it helps get more strength in the tapping.
    Try that with lots of practice. My tapping still isn't up to a great level either, but I've noted progress, especially due to this advice.
    I hope I've explained it well, it's kind've hard to do without showing someone.
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