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The Best Tapping I Have Ever Seen (Acoustic Guitar)

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by BassGod, Feb 17, 2006.


  1. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    If you like that, check out michael hedges and kaki king(no relation to justin)
     
  2. theshadow2001

    theshadow2001

    Jun 17, 2004
    Ireland
    Yes that is fantastic piece of work and the true beauty is that he's not shredding he's playing nice coherent melodic piece and not simply loads of fast crap.
     
  3. yeah, justin king is pretty much the man when it comes to tapping...also check out his Larrivee guitar video...that is pretty cool :)
     
  4. HaVIC5

    HaVIC5

    Aug 22, 2003
    Brooklyn, NYC
    I dunno, I thought it was a little busy. Still, I like it a lot more than shredders.

    But my preference when it comes to acoustic virtuosos is Michael Hedges. Justin King is cool and all, but Michael Hedges is the main influence of all these new acoustic tap and slappers. Aerial Boundries is a pretty sweet album.
     
  5. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    It had more depth than shredding, but it was hardly a coherent melodic piece. It was a rhythmic and harmonic piece if anything.
     
  6. DaveBeny

    DaveBeny

    Mar 22, 2000
    London, UK
  7. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Verrry nice. I love it.
     
  8. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    That was very cool, if you like that you should check out this cat, these guys should tour together!

    This is Don Alder playing Dr. Dr...

    http://www.donalder.com/drdrsmpub.wmv

    Even more astouding!
     
  9. EricTheEZ1

    EricTheEZ1

    Nov 23, 2004
    Clawson, MI
    This is the aforementioned Larrivee Guitar clip. They are some of the best acoustic guitars in the world as far as construction and tone. Kind of like the Ritters of the acoustic guitar world.

    It's pretty funky and he slaps in the beginning.

    Right Here

    -Eric.
     
  10. EricTheEZ1

    EricTheEZ1

    Nov 23, 2004
    Clawson, MI
    That guy should just buy a Chapman stick. It would make more sense since he can't play the top neck by itself. I prefer Chapman stuff as it uses actual bass and guitar on one instrument rather than the bass strings of a guitar. :D

    -Eric.
     
  11. ya but its still pretty sweet
     
  12. Christopher

    Christopher

    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    That would tend to limit his "normal" playing. While the guy's adept at slap-n-tap style acoustic, he's also great with conventional techniques.
     
  13. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

  14. Rusty Chainsaw

    Rusty Chainsaw

    Oct 15, 2002
    The Cronx
    Jon Gomm from the UK is doing this kind of fancy, percussive acoustic guitar stuff, and including good original songs into the bargain.... check him out! :D

    http://www.myspace.com/jongomm
     
  15. slapcracklepop

    slapcracklepop

    Jun 28, 2005
    Boston, MA
  16. Starbucker

    Starbucker Guest

    Jun 29, 2005
    Billings, MT
    I really like George Smed. Check out his videos on google if you have the time.
     
  17. Smed's awesome, but this thread is more about guitarists....for some reason:meh:
    I like Adam Fulara. I never heard anyone get tone like that from a guitar, and tapping like that just blows my mind. He might as well be playing a piano!