Luís Kalil demonstrates his “door-opening” reverse tapping technique in this exclusive lesson

Luis Kalil
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Earlier this year, 22-year-old Brazilian metal phenom Luís Kalil dropped Reverse Strike – an electrifying instrumental single that debuted his innovative reverse tapping technique.

Now, the electric guitar wunderkind has teamed up with Guitar World to give you an up-close look at the “door-opening” skill and demystify the logistics behind the topsy turvy taps.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.