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That video isn't really a very good example of tapping, however the technique is the same as with any left hand tapping. The ideal angle to hit the strings at is perpendicular to the fretboard, with enough force and accuracy to allow them to fret cleanly and allow a note to ring out. An acoustic guitar may require a little more power than an electric, but ...


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It could be that you're used to hearing your guitar played through a 'guitar amp' with a 'warm' sound. Heard through the clinical accuracy of recording monitors, the artifacts are more apparent. And that's why guitarists often mic their cabinets, or run the signal through an 'amp simulator'. Or it may be that you're listening to the recorded track by ...


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