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Tapping Modes

Hello again, and welcome back. i hope last month’s column helped you. Ok, I know it was a basic one, but I felt driven to write it. Since I began writing these columns for those interested in technical stuff, I think I’ll preserve that focus. This month we will return to tapping. In this lesson we will be tapping the modes in G major all the way up the neck. This pattern is similar to a pattern (one of many) that Paul Gilbert, Bruce, and John would use during unison licks. I’m assuming you are familiar with Racer X. There is an emphasis on triplets here. The whole pattern requires an aggressive, fluid attack, with an accent each time you tap.




 t     t     t     t     t     t     t     t
-7p4h5-7p5p4-7p4h5-7p5p4-9p5h7-9p7p5-9p5h7-9p7p5-------------------------
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 t      t      t      t      t       t       t       t
-11p7h9-11p9h7-11p7h9-11p9h7-12p9h11-12p11p9-12p9h11-12p11p9-------------
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 t        t        t        t        t        t        t        t
-14p11h12-14p12p11-14p11h12-14p12p11-16p12h14-16p14p12-16p12h14-16p14p12-
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 t        t        t        t        t        t        t        t
-17p14h16-17p16p14-17p14h16-17p16p14-19p16h17-19p17p16-19p16h17-19p17p16-
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If you feel more comfortable learning each pattern at a time, just dissect as
needed. I’m going to continue next month with more scale tapping antics.
Everyone remember this: "It’s not the amount of years you’ve played, It’s the
amount of hours each day that matter." 1-2-3 Dominate!

kyle@insaneguitar.net

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