Special guest Gina Gleason breaks down the unique history of finger tapping, from Bach to Van Halen. She’ll show you beginner techniques, how to create the perfect tapping tone, and easy ways to incorporate it into your playing right away.
0:00 - Intro / Gear / Tone
6:45 - Van Halen Style Three Note Tap and Bend
7:49 - What is Finger Tapping?
9:49 - The History: Bach, Baglini, Vittori & Van Halen
13:50 - Pick Tuck Techniques: The Loom and The Index Finger Claw
15:35 - Atmospheric tapping tone with delay pedal
16:42 - Common Finger Tapping Mistakes
18:30 - Where To Start
20:02 - Tapping Tone Tips
21:03 - Triads
24:45 - String Gauges, Action & Pickups
26:38 - Techniques: Van Halen and Dimebag
30:12 - String Manipulation
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