This lesson covers everything you need to know to become a tapping master – whether you’re a beginner unsure how to get started with tapping or a more experienced player looking for some tips and inspiration to take your playing to the next level.
We start with the basics such as how to transition from picking to tapping, common tapping patterns and changing notes with each hand. Once we’ve got the fundamentals down we’re going to crank it up to 11 with some fun advanced tapping techniques – let’s go!
Want to know how to get more speed and dexterity in your playing? Correctly adjusting your hand and thumb positioning to suit what you’re playing is something that I’ve seen guitarists get wrong time and time again and can unlock massive gains in a very short amount of time.
That’s why in this lesson I’m going to focus on what’s going on round the back of the neck, showing you exactly what I do – in full detail – as I break down various techniques. Bending, sweeping, tapping, lead playing, riffing… everything you do is going to improve – a lot!
In our most recent live masterclass, we delved deep into the world of tapping. Usually, we post some masterclass highlights after a session, but this time, we’re doing something different, because the tapping masterclass was so good, we decided to turn it into a full lesson.
Whether you’re new to tapping or struggling to incorporate it into your playing fluently, I think you’ll get a lot from this lesson. Also, if you’ve never attended one of our masterclasses, it’ll give you a flavour of what you’ve been missing out on!
In this lesson, you’re going to learn not one but two solos from the track Italian Disco by my band McRocklin and Hutch. These are a pair of fun and challenging solos which I’m sure you’ll have a blast with.
The first solo works on your phrasing and melodic delivery whilst the second solo ups the ante and introduces some shorter staccato notes – and then we go all out with some sweeping, tapping and legato. It’s gonna require everything you’ve got to nail both of these, but the results are definitely going to be worth it!
In this lesson, we’re diving into two exciting tapping licks, one of which we’ll transform into a mind-bending exercise. This lesson is all about applying tapping in real-world scenarios, so if you’re tired of just going through the motions, this lesson will help elevate your playing to new heights.
But this isn’t just about tapping; we’re going to blend in other techniques too. You’ll gain the tools to create captivating melodies, seamlessly integrate hammer-ons for thrilling finishes, and receive some killer exercises to let your tapping creativity soar.
In this lesson, I break down the end solo from the McRocklin and Hutch track “You and Me.” It’s a mix of pentatonic, sweeps, tapping, and a minor outro.
But that’s not all, because I also share insights into some of the challenges I faced when constructing this solo, which I hope will provide valuable insights that you can apply to your playing, especially when creating your own killer solos.
Today I’m going to take you up to the Shred Club HQ for 6 absolutely killer, finger ripping shred exercises that are going to get you shredding out of your mind!
We’re going to start off by getting your left hand on fire, then concentrate on the picking hand, before finally pulling out all the stops with some insane tapping exercises to really get your blood pumping.
In this lesson I’m going to teach you a cool, creative string skipping tapping lick as well some tips to carry out to help you with this style of playing.
Sometimes with licks based on modulations, modal interchanges, complex harmony etc, we can find ourselves a bit lost. I bet you have had that feeling, haven’t you? Don’t worry, I’m also going to explain the harmony behind this lick and how it is constructed!
In this lesson I’m going to walk you through the 2nd solo from my track “Waiting For The Right Time”. This is the 2nd guitar solo in this track and it’s by far the most intense…
This solo was actually pieced together in the studio from multiple versions, resulting in something that I would never have played in a single take. It was challenging to re-learn this afterwards, but in the process I picked up a lot of interesting tips to pass on to you!
During the McRocklin & Hutch track “You and Me” Thomas and I trade guitar solos back and forwards – in this lesson I’m going to break down the first solo from that exchange.
This solo strings together multiple techniques such as pick slanting, arpeggios, tapping, cross picking and hammer ons out of nowhere so there’s a lot to learn! To make things easier I break the solo down into 6 short sections so you can learn a piece at a time in just a few minutes.
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