Two-hand tapping on guitar isn’t easy. It’s even harder on acoustic guitar. But what if there was an easy, step-by-step guide for learning how to tap on acoustic guitar?
Tapping on guitar is an advanced technique. It provides a bright, ethereal sound (as long as you’re not using overdrive or distortion!). And, for most of the guitar’s existence, it’s been used primarily on electric guitar. It’s that classic shredding sound that was popularized by Eddie Van Halen and other electric guitarists.
But what if the same technique is applied to acoustic guitar? On today’s episode, you’ll get an easy step-by-step guide to learning how to two-hand tap on acoustic guitar. It requires a good amount of dexterity and finger strength, but Tony’s Acoustic Challenge members should be up for the challenge.
By tuning down the guitar, breaking the technique into chunks, and creating actionable steps where you feel confident in your playing, I hope you can successfully apply these techniques to your playing. It’s a bit of a specialized skill, but you never know what kind of creative horizons you may expand.
Two-hand tapping is a fairly new technique for acoustic guitarists. If you want to hear more examples of this technique, I highly recommend you visit the modern fingerstyle acoustic guitar genre. Many of the players in this style are virtuosos, but you’ll get a taste of what kind of sonic possibilities exist.
Featured in this episode…
- Molly Tuttle
- Tommy Emmanuel
- Martin Guitar
- Billy Strings
- Taylor Guitars
- Mule Resonator Guitars
- Carter Vintage Guitars
- National Guitars