Help I'm "Tapped" and I Can't Get Out
Hey everyone! It's time for a new lesson series and this time we are exploring some solo techniques for rock guitar. Specifically, two hand tapping technique. Now you may consider this old news, however; two hand tapping can be a great deal of fun, as well as, a great device to move around the fretboard. Now this series isn't going to be just the basic tapping ideas but rather some advanced ways to develop lines and ideas and move across the strings seamlessly. So let's get started...
We are going to start with a couple of basic shapes, primarily pentatonic boxes. Most guitarists learn the five pentatonic boxes when they begin soloing so this seemed like a logical place to start. Figure #1 is the fragment of an E minor pentatonic (box #1, rooted from the 5th string). This is the shape that will be used by the left hand for the lick we will look at today.
By combining these two boxes can play an extended pentatonic flavored scale. See Figure #3
Skinny Devil Music Magazine:Tapped Pentatonics with Alan Robinson (video link)
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