Right Hand Tapping pt. 2
I hope everyone had fun with last month’s right hand exercises and your fingers are as nimble as possible!! This month I thought we would step up the fun and get both hands working together on some cool runs. One thing I wanted to bring up is the string noise that can creep into two hand tapping that can be pretty annoying! A good way to mute the noises is by tying a small piece of cloth just in front of the nut so if you strum the strings all you here is muting. Just don’t over do it so you here notes on the first fret ringing all over the map. I also suggest using a good clean tone and either the neck pickup or if your playing a strat, the neck and middle together. Experiment and find the one that works for you, it can make all the difference in how you play. Alright let’s check out the examples:
In Ex.1 both hands are playing an A major scale one octave apart. Play these slowly and as always hammer on when ascending and pull off when descending.
Ex.2 is using an A blues scale.
Ex.3 is a Bm7 arpeggio with the rh playing two octaves above the left and Ex.4 is the rh harmonizing the same Bm7 in thirds, pretty hip. Ex.5 is a full 2 octave major scale in each hand. This one will be a good workout because it really forces you to concentrate on making each note stand out in the right and left hand. Always remember to make these into your own style by changing the fingering or sequencing the scales to make some awesome lines!
This should keep everyone busy until next time when we’ll add some more arpeggio ideas, sequencing, and finally left hand chording. I would love some feedback from you guy’s out there that are into this and any topics or suggestions that you have would be very cool! Have fun and keep tapping!!
See Ya – Jeff Wilde