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Date: 09/16/08 01:32 PM

58 Responses to Awesome Guitar Tapping

  1. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    September 16, 2008 at 11:54 am
    Link: Awesome Guitar Tapping - Unlike past guitar posts, this guy uses all 6 strings and at least 10 fingers.
  2. Profile photo of woomanfoo
    woomanfoo Male 18-29
    534 posts
    September 16, 2008 at 1:35 pm
    I`ve seen this before, and it`s still just as awesome and beautiful as it was then.
  3. Profile photo of shizzamX
    shizzamX Female 18-29
    2695 posts
    September 16, 2008 at 1:36 pm
    at least ten fingers?
    does he have more than ten?
  4. Profile photo of woomanfoo
    woomanfoo Male 18-29
    534 posts
    September 16, 2008 at 1:39 pm
    vv Yep.
  5. Profile photo of Backfat
    Backfat Male 30-39
    1895 posts
    September 16, 2008 at 1:43 pm
    mad skills
  6. Profile photo of FIRST_poster
    FIRST_poster Male 18-29
    970 posts
    September 16, 2008 at 1:47 pm
    i saw that before, im not sure where…
    but hes awesome
  7. Profile photo of WolfStar
    WolfStar Female 18-29
    455 posts
    September 16, 2008 at 1:48 pm
    Wow. He`s fantastic.
  8. Profile photo of kairobert
    kairobert Male 18-29
    1623 posts
    September 16, 2008 at 1:56 pm
    Repost.
  9. Profile photo of matt1119
    matt1119 Male 18-29
    370 posts
    September 16, 2008 at 1:56 pm
    his album is amazing
  10. Profile photo of Call-ItKarma
    Call-ItKarma Female 13-17
    19 posts
    September 16, 2008 at 1:58 pm
    Woah, thats some skill! and there was me being proud that I`ve learnt the Califonication solo...
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    ThePom Male 18-29
    214 posts
    September 16, 2008 at 2:13 pm
    This reminds me of John Butler Trio`s - Ocean, beautiful song (both).
  12. Profile photo of Rat5Rule
    Rat5Rule Female 13-17
    930 posts
    September 16, 2008 at 2:14 pm
    O_o Isn`t this older than Space..? Or am i confused.
  13. Profile photo of 3002-3038
    3002-3038 Female 18-29
    632 posts
    September 16, 2008 at 2:19 pm
    awesome..
  14. Profile photo of Myxgyglplx
    Myxgyglplx Male 30-39
    223 posts
    September 16, 2008 at 2:23 pm
    That`s pretty awesome...seen it before, but haven`t tried playing like this. I dunno how simple or complex it may actually be, but it sounds absolutely beautiful. I`m assuming an open tuning makes it work, and I love the way he intersperses the tapped notes with the popped harmonics.

    Anyway...it sounds freakin` great!

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    last_ninja Male 18-29
    610 posts
    September 16, 2008 at 2:24 pm
    am i the only one that noticed that in fullscreen mode, the little arrows that make it go back to normal make a union jack?

    cool song

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    modernbenoni Male 70 & Over
    1114 posts
    September 16, 2008 at 2:25 pm
    Not bad... Not bad...
  17. Profile photo of yellowsquare
    yellowsquare Female 18-29
    1545 posts
    September 16, 2008 at 2:30 pm
    *jealousy*

    I can`t play guitar, but I`m insanely jealous of his skill!!

  18. Profile photo of Dr4k
    Dr4k Male 18-29
    575 posts
    September 16, 2008 at 2:38 pm
    That is beautiful, I`m in awe of his skill.
  19. Profile photo of mbor
    mbor Male 30-39
    269 posts
    September 16, 2008 at 2:40 pm
    RRRRREEEEEEEPOOOOOSSSSST!

    Nevertheless, awesome soothing tune! I have it on my MP3.

  20. Profile photo of JonahLantern
    JonahLantern Male 18-29
    244 posts
    September 16, 2008 at 2:45 pm
    This guy is awesome. If you`re really into this style, may I also suggest Andy McKee.
  21. Profile photo of Matno
    Matno Male 13-17
    25 posts
    September 16, 2008 at 2:59 pm
    IS this like the 3rd/4th repost!?
  22. Profile photo of jhonmayer1
    jhonmayer1 Male 18-29
    1289 posts
    September 16, 2008 at 3:03 pm
    freaking amazing skill, but seriously...
    this was the first on my favorite list when i joined 2 and a half years ago!
    major major repost!
    still awesome :p
  23. Profile photo of TheSharpest
    TheSharpest Male 18-29
    1767 posts
    September 16, 2008 at 3:05 pm
    It`s kinda like a a Chapman Stick.
  24. Profile photo of redbozo23
    redbozo23 Male 18-29
    27 posts
    September 16, 2008 at 3:20 pm
    i play guiter, but this style of guitar is absolutely insane
  25. Profile photo of Russman6543
    Russman6543 Male 18-29
    24 posts
    September 16, 2008 at 3:22 pm
    This guy is amazing. I remember when I first saw this. I nearly blew my load.
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    d_katman Male 13-17
    1836 posts
    September 16, 2008 at 3:34 pm
    wish i could tap like that, right now about the most i can do is play halloween theme
  27. Profile photo of Majase
    Majase Male 40-49
    249 posts
    September 16, 2008 at 3:50 pm
    Great skills.

    Reminds me of Michael Hedges.

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    mrpopenfresh Male 18-29
    1036 posts
    September 16, 2008 at 3:58 pm
    Haha it`s Normand Braithwate. that guy is funny.
  29. Profile photo of SerFox
    SerFox Male 18-29
    276 posts
    September 16, 2008 at 4:33 pm
    I love Erik`s music. I bought his album, Fates, as soon as it came out. It`s wonderful to listen to, and he`s such a brilliant player.
  30. Profile photo of aniray
    aniray Female 13-17
    133 posts
    September 16, 2008 at 4:36 pm
    im actually holding a guitar right now. i cannot tap the strings and make them make noises. is there something special about his guitar?
  31. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    September 16, 2008 at 4:44 pm
    Aniray mate, you need to ring the harmonics. Try hitting a string smack-dab on the 12th fret, for example...
  32. Profile photo of patchouly
    patchouly Male 40-49
    4746 posts
    September 16, 2008 at 4:44 pm
    aniray, it takes a lot of strength.

    This guy is fantastic.

  33. Profile photo of RyanF701
    RyanF701 Male 18-29
    2486 posts
    September 16, 2008 at 4:54 pm
    "
    im actually holding a guitar right now. i cannot tap the strings and make them make noises. is there something special about his guitar?"

    You have to tap/pluck near the pickups first, and then use the frets to carry the sound and change it.

    It`s extremely hard and I know I will never be able to do it, it`s beautiful sounding though.

  34. Profile photo of habbazoot
    habbazoot
    2116 posts
    September 16, 2008 at 4:56 pm
    aniray, use harmonics, a plugged in guitar, and a pick helps (take the top of the pick and hit it against the strings inbetween frets. not sure if its considered tapping)
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    seankerr001 Male 18-29
    140 posts
    September 16, 2008 at 5:22 pm
    I would cry repost, but it was posted like 2-3 years ago, so I don`t care. Still awesome! Still makes me look at my guitar and want to punch myself in the face.
  36. Profile photo of erikthevikin
    erikthevikin Male 30-39
    757 posts
    September 16, 2008 at 5:24 pm
    There is nothing special about his guitar, he is however using an alternative or open tuning. It is difficult to play that way, but with lots of practice it can be done. I have achieved a little sucess with this style, but no where near what he can do.
  37. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15774 posts
    September 16, 2008 at 5:28 pm
    I don`t have 6 strings OR 10 fingers!

    I`LL NEVER BE AS COOL AS THIS GUY!

    D:

  38. Profile photo of Phydeaux13
    Phydeaux13 Male 13-17
    616 posts
    September 16, 2008 at 5:29 pm
    Not too many people can pull that off. (Eh? Eh?)

    On a side note, pretty fantastic playing. Really hard to do without amplification, and I`m pretty sure he`s got some kind of amp on that thing.

  39. Profile photo of Phydeaux13
    Phydeaux13 Male 13-17
    616 posts
    September 16, 2008 at 5:29 pm
    LMAO poor Opie.
  40. Profile photo of YOUREWINNER
    YOUREWINNER Male 18-29
    534 posts
    September 16, 2008 at 6:07 pm
    wow, he`s gotta be born with that talent
  41. Profile photo of Vagrant86
    Vagrant86 Male 18-29
    2556 posts
    September 16, 2008 at 6:54 pm
    freaking amazing.
  42. Profile photo of Crucible
    Crucible Male 18-29
    1815 posts
    September 16, 2008 at 7:02 pm
    REPOST x3
  43. Profile photo of drogue
    drogue Male 40-49
    231 posts
    September 16, 2008 at 7:06 pm
    It`s well done, but still new-agey dross. Belongs on one of those Borders Books compilations.

    Plus, why is this the repost that will never die?

  44. Profile photo of WtfDorkFace
    WtfDorkFace Female 18-29
    180 posts
    September 16, 2008 at 8:11 pm
    freaking awesome.... i love stuff like this
  45. Profile photo of theguy91
    theguy91 Male 18-29
    215 posts
    September 16, 2008 at 8:29 pm
    At least ten fingers? I didn`t see him using any more than that.
  46. Profile photo of Seak
    Seak Male 18-29
    1503 posts
    September 16, 2008 at 8:31 pm
    Some very nice skills.
  47. Profile photo of duckinfuh
    duckinfuh Male 18-29
    891 posts
    September 16, 2008 at 9:14 pm
    i still stand by me comment from the last time this was on here.

    from a technical standpoint, it`s amazing.
    but it leaves much to be desired, musically.

  48. Profile photo of Kasu-Chan
    Kasu-Chan Female 18-29
    283 posts
    September 16, 2008 at 9:26 pm
    I had to find his album for my dad after I showed him this video around a year ago.
  49. Profile photo of ReesesPieces
    ReesesPieces Female 18-29
    1692 posts
    September 16, 2008 at 10:10 pm
    *droooool* omg that was beautiful. :D that is talent right there ppl. I love this kinda stuff too.
  50. Profile photo of drok
    drok Male 18-29
    1 post
    September 16, 2008 at 11:51 pm
    if you like this check out justin king, i personally think is a lot better.
  51. Profile photo of runt514
    runt514 Male 18-29
    99 posts
    September 17, 2008 at 1:10 am
    I`m blown that he`s 18
  52. Profile photo of mist3rG
    mist3rG Male 13-17
    41 posts
    September 17, 2008 at 5:36 am
    wow, that`s amazing
  53. Profile photo of Discomonkey
    Discomonkey Male 13-17
    1361 posts
    September 17, 2008 at 8:50 am
    i seen this video a while ago and i still think it`s amazing
  54. Profile photo of SerFox
    SerFox Male 18-29
    276 posts
    September 17, 2008 at 12:41 pm
    The main thing thats different about his guitar is it`s much like a Chapman Stick, it`s got an extremely low action, which allows for a lot more precision and dynamic control over how he`s playing. Other than that, it`s like playing 6 pianos at once, really. Hammering on and pulling off notes, strumming partially, quickly tapping the harmonics. It would take a lot of practise to get anywhere near his level of that style of playing.
  55. Profile photo of jareddevour
    jareddevour Male 18-29
    288 posts
    September 17, 2008 at 9:53 pm
    this type of guitar playing is called fingerstyle. There`s actually quite a few extremely talented artists, Andy Mckee, Justin King, to name a couple.

    I would kill to have that talent.

  56. Profile photo of tazmaniak
    tazmaniak Male 18-29
    1 post
    September 18, 2008 at 12:14 am
    This guy is good! A lot like John Butler Trio. Awesome stuff. Seen JBT live a few times and at the last each band member gave a long solo. Amazing.
  57. Profile photo of ecpkngt
    ecpkngt Female 18-29
    150 posts
    September 18, 2008 at 7:45 am
    It`s beautiful.
  58. Profile photo of Diagon_Blix
    Diagon_Blix Male 13-17
    18 posts
    September 18, 2008 at 5:50 pm
    sooo bookmarked

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