- Category: Guitar Techniques
Tapping (tǽpɪŋ) is a term that describes a specific playing technique, where instead of strumming, players use the pressure from their right hand to push down on the strings that they want to sound. Tapping is accomplished most easily by performing a hammer-on with the fretting hand, and one additional hammer-on with the strumming hand. Therefore, tapping is usually just two hammer-ons performed simultaneously. Most players use their strumming hand's index finger, but some players find it comfortable to use their middle finger.