Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Trist6075, Aug 31, 2002.

  1. Trist6075

    Trist6075 Guest

    Mar 6, 2001
    I'm interested in the style of tapping on the bass. I think it is a really unique sound and I want to learn it and become familiar with it and such. I don't know that much about it though. All i know is that are you supposed to strike down on the string against the fretboard with your left fingers? Also don't you use you right index/middle finger to repeditly play the E string as well? Can anyone explain tapping to me or how to go about it? Maybe a web site or something? Thanks a lot.

  2. RedV


    Mar 19, 2002
    Eustis, FL
    Bah...you've got the website right here:) Do a search for 'tapping' in the technique forum and I GUARNATEE you'll have enough reading to keep you busy for weeks.

    To sort of quickly answer your question, tapping is really just another way of striking/fretting notes. You use your left hand to 'hammer' notes, instead of fretting and plucking. Later, you can use your right hand to do exactly the same thing; that's called two hand tapping.

    But trust me, do a search...you'll learn a lot. Take care.