B Minor Pentatonic Tapping Patterns
Two handed finger tapping is a common technique used by players such as Van Halen, Randy Rhodes, Kirk Hammett, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, many others. The tap with the picking hand is usually just simply a hammer-on, or a pull-off mixed with notes with the fretting hand. This exercise shows some finger tapping patterns in the B minor pentatonic scale mixing in string skipping and diagonal patterns as well.
Begin by tapping the tenth fret to a hammer-on on the fifth fret and then the seventh fret all on the sixth string. The pattern continues through pattern 7 of the B minor pentatonic scale with the fretting hand. With the tapping hand you are hitting the note that are int the top part of pattern one of the B minor pentatonic scale.
in the next section the same idea is happening with everything moved up to the next scale pattern. Pattern one, and the top part of pattern three. After moving up and back down through this idea we go back to the same starting point and add string skipping into the lick. This is pretty challenging for sure, so take your time with this part.
For the last time though this we are moving in a diagonal fashion up through the scale. notice the position shifts though as you move up. The lick ends on the root of the scale on the twelfth fret on the second string.
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