Monday, September 1, 2008

Guitar Lesson - Tapping Etude Part 1

Here is part one of a guitar lesson looking at a rock guitar tapping étude I'm working on called "Ascending". The video will present you with the complete first section of the piece then over the week each segment will be broken down and presented so you can focus on 5 guitar licks within the song.

Part one focuses on the first guitar lick in the song. It is played entirely on the fourth string. Technique wise you will be using tapping and hammer on and pull offs as the piece is played with legato technique. There is no picking during the song. I prefer to use my index finger to tap the guitar fretboard but guitar players also use their ring finger and sometimes their pick as well - experiment and see what works best for you.