Tapping



If you're looking to increase your technical knowledge on the bass, there are few things as valuable for you as Tapping.

From Double Stops and Broken Chords, to Harmonics and Percussive Rhythms, These can not only add a whole new set of approaches to the way you play the bass, but it can also provide you with a whole new set of Harmonic options in the way you push the low end.


To begin, you may want to read over some Basics and Finger Strengthening tips. Since this is a technique all about your fingers, it might be best for you to learn to make your fingers as strong as possible and agile enough to play the sort of lines that you want to bring out.

How about Basic Double Stops and Broken Chords? They are some of the most common things that you'll Tap out on the bass, so it's in your best interests to get acquainted with them as soon as possible.

Once you've learned all about them, how exactly do you use them in Basslines? I've written some ideas that may give you a bit of an idea of how you may want to use them. There are all sorts of ways, and some of the more common ways are outlined on that page.

Not all of these lines are about notes. Do you want to add something a bit different to your lines? How about Harmonics and Percussive Rhythms? You don't really hear those all that often, but they really are something different that you may want to explore.

This skill is something that I believe all bass players should at least look at. Even if you don't plan on using it all that often, you might get some great ideas from those articles, so read on!



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