Tapped Arpeggios

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mr_vai777
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Hey guys and girls.

I want to start to learn to play tapped arpeggios and ive never done them before. Ive been playing guitar for 9 years so normal arpeggios are no problem to learn but does anyone have anytechniques/ideas/tabs or anything that will help me begin learning them?

Thanks

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Yeah dude play them at the high end of the neck just to get the technique mastered, and don't let your right hand sit at the base when you tap just try the sliding taps then slowly build up speed then combine them with scales and your improvising ideas and so forth. :D
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have u got any examples i can use to learn to do them?
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yeah sure,

Im using I believe a C major arpeggio

right start at the 15fret A string, then 14th fret D string, 12 fret G string, 13th fret B string then, 12th fret high E then hammer to 15on high E then tap 19th high E stringslide to 20 then back to 19 and pull off then sweep back down,
you can use this all positions as it's a movable shape.
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so do i use a pick until i hammer then come back up with the pick?
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mr_vai777 wrote:so do i use a pick until i hammer then come back up with the pick?
Yep.
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You are refering to tapping + sweep picked arpeggios, right?
If yes, then check out these two Guitar Pro files :)

http://rapidshare.com/files/16487829/Sw ... g.gp3.html

http://rapidshare.com/files/16487349/Sw ... e.gp3.html
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You should define what you mean exactly... there can be three possible ways of "tapped arpeggios"...

1) You play large intervals with your left hand, adding tapped notes and skipping strings, the way Michael Romeo and Guthrie Govan do it

||--15p14p12------------------------------12h14-15p14p12-
||o-------------------------------------------------------------
||--------------16p12p11p9h11h12-16-----------------------
||---------------------------------------------------------------
||o---------------------------------------------------------------
||----------------------------------------------------------------

(the 15s and 16s are tapped)

2) You tap whole arpeggios with your right hand, like

B--------------2------
G-----------3---------
D--------4------------

(all notes tapped with right hand fingers)

3) Sweep picked arpeggios with tapped notes added.

|----------6-10-15-10-6---------------|
|--------8-----------------8------------|
|------7---------------------7----------|
|----8-------------------------8--------|
|-10-----------------------------10----|
|----------------------------------------|

(15 tapped)
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If you are tapping arpegios there should be no pick involved.

It should be a linear AND horizontal line not just horizontal.

For example: The high notes on each string are tapped, the rest are hammer ons

E---------------------------------------------------------12-17-20t-
B--------------------------------------------10-13-17t--------------
G---------------------------------9-14-17t--------------------------
D----------------------7-10-14t-------------------------------------
A----------7-12-15t-------------------------------------------------
E--5-8-12t-----------------------------------------------------------
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TongueNGroove wrote:If you are tapping arpegios there should be no pick involved.

It should be a linear AND horizontal line not just horizontal.

For example: The high notes on each string are tapped, the rest are hammer ons

E---------------------------------------------------------12-17-20t-
B--------------------------------------------10-13-17t--------------
G---------------------------------9-14-17t--------------------------
D----------------------7-10-14t-------------------------------------
A----------7-12-15t-------------------------------------------------
E--5-8-12t-----------------------------------------------------------
I agree with shredlord that you have to define what you mean, but I don't think those examples would be what I consider the first example to be tapped arpeggios. I would call it a tapped lick. TNG's example is good. here are a couple others.

1.A Major in 3rds (play in 16ths and in 17th note triplets, sounds really cool in quintuplets too)


E--------------------------------------------------------------12t-5--8--
B-------------------------------------------------13t-5--10---------------
G-------------------------------------14t--6--9---------------------------
D------------------------14t-7--11-------------------------------------
A-------------12t-4--7------------------------------------------------
E--12t-5--9------------------------------------------------------------

1. Linear A 7 with string skipping (E, G, A on 2nd string are played LH: 1,3 slide 3) (C#, E on the high E with 2 and 4 of the LH) (G and A with 2 and 3 of the RH)

E--------------------------------------------9--12-------15--17--15
B---------------------------5--8--sl/--10--------------
G-----------------------------------------------------
D-----------------7--11t-------------------------------------
A------------10-------------------------------------------------
E--5-9-12t-----------------------------------------------------------



3. A7altered arp with LH grace notes, tap the top with RH 2 3sl/(3) and come back down the same fingering

E------------------------------------------------------------------------------------15t-/-17
B----------------------------------------------------------------------10 -11-14t-
G-----------------------------------------------------8-/-9--11t/-12-------
D----------------------------------8-/-7--10t/-11------------------------
A-----------------6-/-7--9t/-10-------------------------------------------------
E--4-/-5--8t/-9----------------------------------------------------------
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ok I dont actualy know the techniques proper name but tapped arpeggios where you will tap the whole thing up and down and no sweep picking.

if you want to see what i mean check out this song by michael romeo. i dont like it but this is the kind im on about.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaSrfJGX ... ed&search=
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mr_vai777 wrote:ok I dont actualy know the techniques proper name but tapped arpeggios where you will tap the whole thing up and down and no sweep picking.

if you want to see what i mean check out this song by michael romeo. i dont like it but this is the kind im on about.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaSrfJGX ... ed&search=
Yeah, those examples are a building block to what MR is doing. The majority of his figures were diminished arpeggios which are particularly simple to configure because all the intervals are equidistant (minor 3rds).
MR is ridiculous, whether one likes the music or not, the technique is flawless. Pay particular attention to the left hand and how he rarely allows any of his 4 fingers to leave the fingerboard by more than a few centimeters.


1.A diminished in 3rds (play in 16ths and in 17th note triplets, sounds really cool in quintuplets too)


E--------------------------------------------------------------17t-11--14--
B-------------------------------------------------16t-10--13---------------
G-------------------------------------14t--8--11---------------------------
D------------------------13t-7--10-------------------------------------
A-------------12t-6--9------------------------------------------------
E--11t-5--8------------------------------------------------------------

Take this shape and come up with about a million different sequences of the given notes.
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wow!! i have got some work to do LOL :D
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diminished taps are the easiest, im also working on the same idea, expanding arp ideas, besides just sweeeping, Major sevenths becom much easier this way, for me anyways.




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If you guys are into that Michael Romeo stuff, go to powertabs.net and browse L and find the lessons. Click guitar lessons. Then find one called Michael Romeo tap mechanics or something like that. There are two of them. In here it has a lot of big tapping arpeggios like he would do it. Its pretty cool I'm gonna try to get good enough at these to start throwing them in some solos and stuff.




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