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Guitar Tapping Techniques
4. Tapping with legato

Finally, here I'll show you combinations of legato and tapping.

In first exercises (fig. 10) you have A minor scale and you tap same notes you play legato. Listen to examples to hear the differences. This is a great thing to incorporate in improvisations.




Fig 10:
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Fig 12:
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audio Listen to Guitar Tapping Licks 10 thru 12

In second exercise (fig. 13) we've got linear one-string A minor descending lick and in third exercise (fig. 14) we've got a F# minor lick from my song 'Shine', which is good example of mixing slides, legato and tapping into one-string runs.

 

Fig 13:
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In fourth exercise (fig. 15) we've got a 2 string A minor lick.

Fig 15:
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audio Listen to Guitar Tapping Licks 13 thru 15

 

In fifth and sixth exercises (fig. 16 - 17) I play A minor legato along with sliding with tapping finger.

Fig 16:
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Fig 17:

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audio Listen to Guitar Tapping Licks 16 & 17

5. Conclusion

Before I actually started to work on that technique, I always somehow avoided playing same notes in a row. But as you can now see, there are many options that lie within repeating certain notes in certain place, to get some different rhythmic pattern in tapping technique.
Try to see those examples not only as a way to improve your technique, but a 'base' where you could build your own soloing ideas on. Improvise with those techniques and try to play them in all keys and modes.  If you will take those exercises only as they are, you won't be able to get the most out of them. So turn on your sense for experimentation and your imagination!

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Guitar Tapping Intro & Building the strength of your left hand
Guitar Tapping - Building the strength of your right hand
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Other Lessons & Articles from Josip Pesut

Guitar Tapping on the Same Notes of Legato (part 1)
Including Arpeggios In Guitar Melodies


Josip Pesut About the author

Josip Pešut is a guitarist, composer, songwriter and arranger from Zagreb, Croatia.

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