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    Two Hand Tapping Guide by stuartb0ffin

    Updated: 12/05/08 | Printable Version | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

                      
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    Introduction.................................................................1
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    Why this is Useful...........................................................2
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    How To do it.................................................................3
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    Type 1......................................................................3A
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    Type 2......................................................................3B
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    Contact Info.................................................................4
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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    For those of you wondering "what the hell is two hand tapping", well im here 
    to tell you and teach what it is. Two hand tapping is when you use both your 
    hands to tap a solo or hard Hammer-on section in the song, This is quite 
    useful if you want to get far in Career mode.
    
    Now obviously this is only useful in Expert, so please, stop reading this 
    guide if you can play in Expert. Two hand tapping is mainly useful for 
    getting 100% in a song on Expert, but mainly for passing curtain parts and 
    sections. JamesLikesCoulter and iamchris4life two hand tap basically 
    everything! These guys get 100% in expert like its no big deal, so if it 
    works for them then it will work for you.
    
    If you've never heard of two hand tapping then that's obvious, two hand 
    tapping is a hard skill to learn so not a lot of people can do it, and there 
    aren't a lot of guides that how you how to do it, there are also a lot of 
    Cheap videos on Youtube the don't help a lot.
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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    People like JamesLikesCoulter and iamchris4life use two hand tapping to get 
    100% in Expert. Two hand tapping can also be used to pass hard parts like the 
    Intro of Through the Fire and Flames in Expert. because some parts really 
    aren't possible without two hand tapping them. Before you can learn this trick 
    you need to learn how to tap normally. So just go to practice mode tutorials 
    and there will be one to teach you how to use Hammer-ons and Pull-offs (the 
    Advanced Skills Tutorials).
     
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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    Please note that there are two ways to two hand tap, Type 1 and Type 2
    Heres there difference.
    
    Type 1
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    If there's a Section where the notes are all spread out in a order (like the 
    intro of Through The Fire And Flames) and requires you to use your right hand 
    to hit more the then one group of frets, while the other hand must hit 
    another group of frets.
    
    Type 2
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    This is when the notes go back and forth and you use one hand to hold on 
    group down and you use your other hand to quickly tap the other side.
    
    
    Type 1 Examples
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    Through the Fire and Flames - There Hammer-ons
    Through the Fire and Flames - Herman's Solo
    Through the Fire and Flames - Sam's Solo
    Through The Fire and Flames - Twin Solo
    Through the Fire and Flames - So Far Away II
    Through the Fire and Flames - So Far Away III (Red Snake)
    Through The Fire and Flames - Blackest Waves
    Through The Fire and Flames - You Rock!!!!
    One - Solo A
    Knights Of Cydonia - Galloping Triplets
    
    
    Type 2 Examples
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    Through the Fire and Flames - Bridge I
    Through the Fire and Flames - Synth Death
    Monsters - Bridge 3
    Cliffs of Dover - Intro Solo 2
    Raining Blood - FLOOD!!!
    
    
    
    Now here are the terms I will use through the faq,
    
    Diagram:
    
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     G    R    Y    B    O
     r    e    e    l    r
     e    d    l    u    a
     e         l    e    n
     n    f    o         g
          r    w    f    e
     f    e         r  
     r    t    f    e    f
     e         r    t    r
     t         e         e
               t         t
    
    
    
    GF  -  Green Fret
    RF  -  Red Fret
    YF  -  Yellow Fret
    BF  -  Blue Fret
    OF  -  Orange Fret
    
    
    (O)  -  Hold Down
    (_)  -  Hit
    
    
    L  -  Left Hand
    R  -  Right Hand
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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    A good way to learn to two hand tap (Type 1) is to go into practice mode and 
    try the intro on Through The Fire And Flames on Expert. Do the Intro in 
    Slowest, do the Best you can, now try doing it by tapping every note.
    Once you do that do the song like this:
    
    (O)   (_)   (_)   (_)   (_)
    L     L     L     L     L  
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    Then like this
    
    (O)   (_)   (_)   (_)   (_)
    L     L     L     L     R
    ____  ____  ____  ____  ____
    
    
    
    Once you master that, try this.....
    
    (O)   (_)   (_)   (_)   (_)
    L     L     L     R     R
    ____  ____  ____  ____  ____
    
    
    
    
    Then Try this...........
    (O)   (_)   (_)   (_)   (_)
    L     L     R     R     R
    ____  ____  ____  ____  ____
    
    
    
    
    Once you master that, try it in Slower, then Slow, Then Full Speed.
    This might take you a couple of days to do but you will be able to get pretty 
    good at it over time.
    
    Try practicing it by playing:
    
    Through The Fire and Flames - You Rock
          (O)   (_)   (_)   (_)
           L          L     R
    ____  ____  ____  ____  ____
    
    
    
    Through The Fire and Flames - Red Snake (So Far Away III)
    (O)   (_)   (_)   (_)   (_)
    L     R     L     L     L
    ____  ____  ____  ____  ____
    (this is Extremely hard and not recommended for beginners)
    
    
    
    
     
    
    
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    Type 2 is actually much easier then Type 1.
    the Big Difference is that you only half to hold down one fret with your left 
    hand, and you just keep tapping the other note with your right hand.
    You can use your Index Finger and your Middle Finger on your right hand to 
    move back and forth to tap faster.
    Now go into practice mode and go to Monsters in Expert (can only be unlocked 
    by playing it as an encore in Co-op Career ode) and go to Bridge C:
    
    Start Tapping like this, and it won't be that hard to do this:
    (O)   (O)   (_)    (_)
    L     L           R
    ____  ____  ____  ____  ____ 
    Then it will go like....
    (O)   (_)   (_)   (_)
    L           R
    ____  ____  ____  ____  ____
    Then it will go like....
    (O)   (_)    (_)   (_)
    L     R
    ____  ____  ____  ____  ____
    
    
    This is actually really easy to do; it should only take you 30 minutes to do.
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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    Just Contact me at stuartboffin@hotmail.com 
    
    If you have any questions, more info about what to tap and how to tap it, or 
    if you've found grammar/spelling mistakes