Speed Demon: Delving Deeper Into Two-Hand Tapping

The pattern demonstrated here is derived from a song of mine called “Full Speed X,” which I recorded for Sonic Stomp II. In this passage, the fret hand taps pairs of notes that are an octave apart, moving from the index finger to the ring in a repeating sequence, while the pick hand taps arpeggios and melodic patterns based on specific scales that relate to each chord in the underlying progression. Percussive tapping can, of course, be applied to any chord sequence or scale and any key. Once you have the concept down, I encourage you to investigate other melodic and chordal possibilities, as well as variations on the tapped sequences.

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month**

Join now for unlimited access

US pricing $3.99 per month or $39.00 per year

UK pricing £2.99 per month or £29.00 per year 

Europe pricing €3.49 per month or €34.00 per year

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Prices from £2.99/$3.99/€3.49