Awesome Guitar Tapping

Submitted by: davymid 8 years ago Entertainment
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Unlike past guitar posts, this guy uses all 6 strings and at least 10 fingers.
There are 56 comments:
Male 18
sooo bookmarked

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Female 149
It`s beautiful.
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Male 1
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.
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Male 287
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.

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Male 276
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.
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Male 1,361
i seen this video a while ago and i still think it`s amazing
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Male 41
wow, that`s amazing
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Male 99
I`m blown that he`s 18
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Male 1
if you like this check out justin king, i personally think is a lot better.
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Female 1,690
*droooool* omg that was beautiful. :D that is talent right there ppl. I love this kinda stuff too.
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Female 283
I had to find his album for my dad after I showed him this video around a year ago.
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Male 891
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.

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Male 215
At least ten fingers? I didn`t see him using any more than that.
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Female 179
freaking awesome.... i love stuff like this
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Male 231
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?

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Male 1,815
REPOST x3
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Male 2,553
freaking amazing.
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Male 534
wow, he`s gotta be born with that talent
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Male 615
LMAO poor Opie.
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Male 615
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.

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Female 15,763
I don`t have 6 strings OR 10 fingers!

I`LL NEVER BE AS COOL AS THIS GUY!

D:

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Male 757
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.
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Male 140
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.
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Male 2,486
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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.

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Male 4,746
aniray, it takes a lot of strength.

This guy is fantastic.

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Male 12,138
Aniray mate, you need to ring the harmonics. Try hitting a string smack-dab on the 12th fret, for example...
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Female 133
im actually holding a guitar right now. i cannot tap the strings and make them make noises. is there something special about his guitar?
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Male 276
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.
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Male 1,036
Haha it`s Normand Braithwate. that guy is funny.
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Male 247
Great skills.

Reminds me of Michael Hedges.

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Male 1,835
wish i could tap like that, right now about the most i can do is play halloween theme
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Male 24
This guy is amazing. I remember when I first saw this. I nearly blew my load.
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Male 27
i play guiter, but this style of guitar is absolutely insane
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Male 1,765
It`s kinda like a a Chapman Stick.
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Male 1,289
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
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Male 25
IS this like the 3rd/4th repost!?
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Male 244
This guy is awesome. If you`re really into this style, may I also suggest Andy McKee.
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Male 269
RRRRREEEEEEEPOOOOOSSSSST!

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

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Male 575
That is beautiful, I`m in awe of his skill.
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Female 1,545
*jealousy*

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

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Male 1,114
Not bad... Not bad...
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Male 610
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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Male 223
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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Female 631
awesome..
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Female 929
O_o Isn`t this older than Space..? Or am i confused.
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Male 214
This reminds me of John Butler Trio`s - Ocean, beautiful song (both).
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Female 19
Woah, thats some skill! and there was me being proud that I`ve learnt the Califonication solo...
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Male 369
his album is amazing
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Male 1,623
Repost.
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Female 455
Wow. He`s fantastic.
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Male 970
i saw that before, im not sure where…
but hes awesome
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Male 1,894
mad skills
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Male 533
vv Yep.
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Female 2,695
at least ten fingers?
does he have more than ten?
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Male 533
I`ve seen this before, and it`s still just as awesome and beautiful as it was then.
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Male 12,138
Link: Awesome Guitar Tapping [Rate Link] - Unlike past guitar posts, this guy uses all 6 strings and at least 10 fingers.
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