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Re: How to improve my Tapping...
5/7/2002 9:13 PM
Jake Lizzio (985) wrote:
Since most metal-tapping is done on the high E string, what I do is just mute the other 5 strings with my palm. I keep my right hand stretched out with the thumb-side of my palm resting against the strings I'm not using, and my middle finger pointing towards the tuning pegs. And just like it was said earlier, really attack that string. Don't just HIT it, but after you hit it, pull it down a bit (with your tapping finger) then let go so it rings out on to your other note (which is being fretted with your left hand). My middle finger doesn't go straight up and down, like a jackhammer, against the fretboard, but creates more of a slight circular pattern which pulls the string down a bit so when you release your tap, it rings out to your first note.
I hope this helps,