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Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by xpcapox, Feb 27, 2005.

  1. xpcapox


    Nov 19, 2004
    Im veery interested in learning how to tap,but I need a directin really bad,I really have no clue where to start and what to play around with. Any help would be much appreciated.
  2. Agent000


    Jan 23, 2005
    First, learn to use the search function. :rolleyes:

    Then, try http://www.basstabarchive.com/lessons/ there's a 12 part introduction to a lot of the basic tapping techniques: single string, chords, contrapuntal, etc. Have fun.
  3. xpcapox


    Nov 19, 2004
    I did use the search and nothing helpful came up.
  4. bass samurai

    bass samurai Guest

    Jul 7, 2003
    Victor Wooten has some great examples in his DVD.
  5. Joe P

    Joe P

    Jul 15, 2004
    Milwaukee, WI
    Folsum Prison Blues is what got me started. Our three-piece band does it every show now, and the guitarist can play fills and lead while I'm still holding-down the chords up high on the neck (uh.. two-note chords, that is - but don't tell anyone; they think I'm a genius...). It's extra-easy on a 5-string because your hands can stay close to each other through the whole song, but on a four you have to cross your arms pretty far. The audience seems to dig it.

  6. Turock


    Apr 30, 2000
    Try here. This guy is incredible! This has got to be one of the best sites I've ever come across for tapping:
  7. ireidt


    Mar 6, 2005
    as I posted in another thread *but not on tapping* a good place to get some books on tapping is bassbooks.com. They have a wide selection of books, and a few on tapping.