Workshops - Introduction
I have recently decided to develop an online tutorial which will explore the various aspects of this unusual form of playing. These lessons are directed at guitarists who want to broaden their musical horizons, and have not explored the two-handed tapping method. As I am not an experienced teacher I would greatly appreciate any feedback - you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will gladly continue this and submit additional lessons if I know people find them helpful, so please ask any questions you may have.
Some prerequisites for this course:
By way of introduction I recommend the following article by Stanley Jordan. It goes into detail on how to set up your guitar for this method, the proper posture, basic intonation techniques, etc.
Of course, it is extremely important to be systematic, focused and work hard in order to achieve results. The first lessons are very easy - aimed mostly at beginners. Practice everything at a slow tempo at first and always use a metronome.
These lessons are meant for guitarists who play electric six-string guitar tuned (high to low) : e, b, g, d, a, e. All tabulature is in this tuning.
Musical notationThe exercises will be notated on two clefs (and two separate TABs): the treble clef is for the right hand while the bass clef is the for left. To make things easier I have transposed everything down by an octave. The following symbols are used:
You can click on the two icons located under each lesson to download the following files:
The mp3's are lo-fi (64kbit/s mono) which makes for small file size and adequate audio quality
If this tutorial has been helpful to you please send me an email. Please specify what you liked (or didn't like) and whether there is a particular area that you would like me to touch upon in the next edition. This will provide an added incentive for me to complete the next set of lessons...
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