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Acoustic Guitar Tapping by Jeff Williams / BLINDFOLDED

Acoustic Guitar Tapping BLINDFOLDED
by Jeff Williams

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Comment by Russ Wilson on July 13, 2009 at 3:51am
Fine song and fantastic playing as well. Looking forward to checking out some of your other posts.
Comment by Michael Garfield on March 23, 2009 at 1:13pm
Nice song...but it's a kind of misleading title!
Comment by Jeff Williams on February 26, 2009 at 12:57am
Haha .. thats pretty funny Timothy .. or then again .. maybe i should try that .. lol
I'm never gonna say something is impossible ..
This video was made as a practice video and i put it up just for some of my friends to see and dang if youtube didn't go and FEATURE the video on the youtube home page .. :) .. so i "had" to leave it up ..
The song originally had words and i just wanted to be able to play it and sing at the same time without looking at the guitar .. thanks for your compliment / comment ..
Comment by Timothy Kelly on February 26, 2009 at 12:50am
Blindfolded Tapping. Looks like a cool way to practice also. What next? Blindfolded Two Guitars At Once Tapping? Happy Tapping, MidiVox
Comment by Neil on February 13, 2009 at 3:04am
Hey Jeff.....You've obviously forgotten more about guitar than I'll ever know. Very impressive...!
Comment by Jeff Hayes on January 30, 2009 at 7:32am
Jeff, I thoroughly enjoyed watching and listening to your music. Your playig very fluid and clean. No doubt you have spent many hours developing your skill. It is obvious that it was a labor of love. Thank you sharing your music.
Comment by Steve Kline on January 24, 2009 at 9:56pm
a song of great beauty
Comment by Wayne Barnes on January 24, 2009 at 9:05am
I really enjoyed listening and watching you play. I've always kept to chording through the years and avoided picking for the life of me. After all, my Mom told me, "don't pick it, it won't heal". lol Until attending a CAAS convention in Nashville in 2006 when I watched Tommy Emmanuel, Muriel Anderson, etc. etc., I came home inspired to study and learn. Thanks for sharing Jeff. Look forward to hearing more.
Comment by Jeff Williams on January 12, 2009 at 12:20am
Thanks Steveo ,
tapping creates a note in the same way a hammer on / pull off works.
on a hammer on or pull off, your slamming down the string to get a note or plucking it as you lift your finger off a fretted note. Typically this is done with one finger at a time and usually the 2cd or 3rd finger.
Tapping takes it to the next level by using all finger on both hands and many times there are more than one note "tapped" at a time to create intervals or entire chords.
Extensive knowledge of harmonics is also an integral part of the 2 hand tapping ( also called "touch style") and Flat Tapping ( also called "lap tapping" and "piano style")
Since harmonics occur at specific divisions along the length of the string, its important to know these locations. The 5th 7th and 12th fret are the most common but there are also smaller divisions that are not exactly aligned with any fret.
In addition to knowing the locations there are a few different ways to produce harmonics via plucking / muting , slapping across 2 or more strings or tapping individual strings. Multiply all that to include use of "false harmonics" ..
Last but not least, the use of ANY surface of the guitar is exploited including tapping on wood surfaces with fingers or the palms of your hands or plucking the strings above the headstock as a percussion effect
take all that and put it together and you have acoustic guitar tapping .. and oh yeah .. all styles from fingerstyle to flamenco and even jazz, rock and hip hop are included in this style.
The root of the style is exploring and expanding the boundaries and folding music much like a master samurai blacksmith forging a fine sword thats also a timeless piece of art.
One could compose song limited only to imagination .. i love it ..
good luck with your exploration into tapping
Comment by SteveO Mallis on January 11, 2009 at 10:14pm
Jeff, Thanks for the add. You're my first friend. Btw, your Velvet Fingers composition was fantastic. I'm not that familiar with tapping. How does it work? Harmonics?

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