Tapping is a game technique that involves playing the notes with both hands directly on the neck of the bass. And if it is very popular with virtuosos such as Adam Nitti, Stuart Hamm, Wooten Victor or Billy Sheehan, it has become widely popular over time to the delight of all apprentice bassists.
Through four main chapters, this method will make you discover all the facets.
In the first, you will approach linear tapping, the very basis of this technique.
In the second, you will learn to create and play beautiful arpeggios ... while tapping.
In the third, you will combine the tapping with the chord game.
Finally, in the fourth, you will discover the polyphonic tapping.
Although it will obviously be necessary to go through some technical exercises, it is above all on the practice, and therefore the purely musical plans, that this method is based. The DVD attached to this book will obviously be of great help since it will allow you to hear, but also and especially to visualize, the gestures specific to tapping, and this at real speed and / or slowed down (with two different indexes for musical applications).? You will discover all the technical or musical examples of the method, and thus all the details necessary for a good understanding of bass tapping.