(PRWEB) November 21, 2014
Claude demonstrates this easy tapping lick based out of the major scale as follows. 7th fret of the first string with first finger and then a hammer-on to the 9th fret with 3rd finger and another hammer-on to the 11th fret with 4th finger and then tapping the 14th fret with middle finger of right hand and then descend back down the sequence using pull-off’s. Next Johnson does a hammer-on to the 10th fret of the 2nd string with 3rd finger and then does pull-off’s to the 9th fret with 3rd finger and 7th fret with first finger and then ascends back up with hammer-on’s and taps the 14th fret and then descends with pull-off’s and finally ends with a hammer-on to the 9th fret of the 3rd string. Guitar TAB’s are available for this easy lead guitar lesson at GuitarControl.com.
Tapping is a guitar technique, where a string is fretted and set into vibration as part of a single motion of being pushed onto the fret board, as opposed to the standard technique being fretted with one hand and picked with the other. It is similar to the technique of hammer-on’s and pull-offs, but used in an extended way compared to them: hammer-on’s would be performed by only the fretting hand, and in conjunction with conventionally picked notes; whereas tapping passages involve both hands and consist of only tapped, hammered and pulled notes.
The major scale, aka the Ionian Mode, is a seven tone diatonic scale that is widely used in western music. The eighth duplicates the first at double its frequency so that it is called a higher octave of the same note, which its name is derived from Latin "octavus", the eighth.
Claude Johnson, a native of Philadelphia PA, began playing guitar in 1990 after being inspired by players like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughn. He is the creator of GuitarControl.com and has helped 1000’s of people to learn to play the guitar with his critically acclaimed instructional DVD courses, all available at GuitarControl.com
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