I have a problem with my technique especially when tapping the higher notes. There is always a tone from the upper part of the fretboard that I don't want, but having a hard time muting it. Any ideas?


  • You mean the lower part of the fretboard, closer to the nut/machine heads? – Tim Apr 23 '16 at 8:37

Dampen the strings below the frets you are tapping. Usually by using a finger on the fretting hand that's not doing anything else. Maybe this means re-positioning your fretting fingers, to free up the index.


You may buy or prepare a string dampener (elasic hair or guitar version) string dampener.

  • You can also just wrap a scarf around the neck up near the nut - of course I only do that when recording, it would look a lot less cool in a live setting. – Todd Wilcox Apr 23 '16 at 21:10

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