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Question: For guitar: When do you use picking and when do you use tapping!?
Hi i'm a beginner at electric guitar and this question have bothered me for a long time!. When do you use picking, and when do you use tapping!? If you can tap and still sound like picking, why do you need to pick the guitar then!? I don't hear any difference in sound when you pick and tap!. What difference is there to pick the guitar and tap the guitar fretboard!?Www@QuestionHome@Com

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You pick almost all the time!.

Tapping is something a bit different, it's like hammer on/pull off but with the right hand as well, like your left hand is on the 4th fret and 7th, you can use your right hand to tap the string on a lower fret, like the 12th!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

tapping!? youre talking about plucking, dont you!? bcuz tapping sounds VERY different from "normal" picking!.
in fact, youre almost picking every note//chord at the electricguitar
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There is a huge difference in sound but if you are using to much distortion it might be hard for a beginner to tell the difference!. Since you are learning you shouldn't use distortion because you cant hear the mistakes your making as well either!. You will learn how to play the guitar faster without distortion!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

you use picking about all the time, tapping is what eddie van halen uses for erruption!. you may not fully understand tapping but it consists of tapping on a higher fret and then pulling off to a lower note, despite what guitar hero says lol!. I would recommend looking up a tapping lesson on youtube!.Www@QuestionHome@Com