Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by chips, Aug 9, 2005.

  1. gday guys,

    Im just now learning to tap, so i was wondering if anyone could give me a couple of songs with some fairly basic/easy tapping in it to get me started. And any tabs of them too would be BLOODY FANTASTIC :p

    Chips :bassist:
  2. Suckbird

    Suckbird Banned

    May 4, 2004

    Sorry, no tab.
  3. wulf


    Apr 11, 2002
    Oxford, UK
    It's one of Eddie Van Halen's showpiece songs for guitar. There probably is tab out there but I don't know whether it would be playable on bass... it probably doesn't qualify as easy, either!

  4. Suckbird

    Suckbird Banned

    May 4, 2004
    I only meant the eruption part, not ****ty solo eddie added.

    And yes, Eruption is playable on bass.
  5. bannedwit


    May 9, 2005
    Buffalo, NY
    make your life EASIER and first off, lower your strings if you are planning on making tapping something you would like to do more of... There is so much i can do now that I lowered my strings... My little pinky finger can do stuff now and it doesn't even have to try...
  6. Joe P

    Joe P

    Jul 15, 2004
    Milwaukee, WI
    ...and put a hair-scrunchy on there!

    The first things I learned were:
    Walking on the Sun - Smashmouth
    Waiting in Vain - Marley
    Folsum Prison Blues - Cash

    Also, a pedal compressor really makes it easier at first - I use a Boss CS-3.

  7. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Look into some Stu Hamm stuff, he's just about the king of two hand tapping. Check out stuff like:

    Quahogs Anyone? or the National Anthem
  8. He said EASY stuff. Try the Star Trek theme.
  9. thanks guys, looking through some tabs nowwwwwwwwwwww