Video Guitar Lesson
by Kevin Taylor
U.K. / Canada Schmange.com
This one involves tapping on all six strings.
This riff is done in a basic 'rock scale' position and played as fast as possible. A cool trick with riffs like this is to do them slowly at first to a 4/4 beat, then slowly speed up over time until you can eventually do it twice as fast, but at the same bpm... then double up again and see if you can play four times as fast...etc etc...
It's a whole lot easier to play than it sounds and it's a quick way to get yourself warmed up... ie. start lower down on the fret board and move up one fret at a time & see how far you can get before you scream in pain...
Note: Using only the first finger of your right hand, as shown below, is totally optional. If you prefer to use your middle finger or use multiple fingers of the right hand, feel free to do so. (Actually if you decide to study my All About Tapping tutorial at Guitar Tricks, learning it using multiple fingers will be a definite advantage once you get to the harder 'Eight-Finger' tapping lessons)
Kevin Taylor has been involved in the music business for over 20 years and done everything from engineering and publishing to playing for indie and major label bands and producing music for several films and TV shows. Kevin owns a couple of studios in Canada and the U.K. His main studio is in Holland Landing, Canada and used primarily for multitrack recording and live rehearsals while the larger studio in Cornwall, England is used for everything from mastering, to file conversions and loop production. Kevin has also written over 500 guitar lessons for the site GuitarTricks.com.
You can hear his songs on numerous online and public radio stations. His albums are available at all online retailers such as iTunes, SoundClick.com, GarageBand.com, Indie911.com etc..or as complete CD's from CDBaby.