Hybrid Techniques 2
Welcome to the second instalment of Hybrid Techniques. If you have already seen
Part 1 (If you haven’t look now!) than you will know the basic concepts of this
method of playing.
In this instalment, we will discover two more hybrid techniques and how to be
inventive with using them.
Firstly we will combine tapping with string bending; this technique can add a
real great flavour to your sound. If you use exotic bends you really can create
wonders with this technique!
I frequently use this hybrid in my playing because I think it sounds unique and cool!
Remember to release your finger from the bend and use the tap as an
opportunity to move your fretting hand fingers.
(You tap the note before the T is marked on the tab!)
Secondly we will combine wide legato with tapping:
Use your tapping finger as an extension on the first phrase to play the octave E note.
The usefulness of these hybrid techniques that you have discovered is not that
you can play them; its the fact that you can use them creatively in your
music. You must strive to make your own hybrids and these hybrids as unique and
creative as possible. Avoid straight scalar runs, have some flair!