please tell me what tapping is? and why playu muted notes?

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by 90_feet, Mar 27, 2001.

  1. 90_feet


    Mar 18, 2001
    hi i was wondering what is frettboared tapping? someone please tell me and why does someone play muted notes? i've only been playing 7 months and my teacher hasn't told my why don't you just have a rest if no one can here you play?
    thanks bye!
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
  3. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    You'll see what I had to say on tapping at the thread JMX referred you to.

    I use muted notes the way JMX described. Mainly, I used them to fill up gaps when switching between basslines, or dropping between scales. They serve two purposes for me;

    1. They keep me on the tempo/beat better than my foot. (Plus, I don't have my hip going up and down).

    2. Simply, when played very fast, they can sound flash :D

    If you're talking about muting or damping strings so they don't resonate or sound at all, (i.e., crosstalk), that's a different subject.