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Tapping Technique: Developing Rhythmic Independence
Tapping Technique

Tapping Technique: Developing Rhythmic Independence

Josh Cohen kicks off a new bass lesson series on No Treble focusing on Tapping Technique. This first lesson focuses on developing rhythmic independence.

Talking Technique: Tapping into Tapping
Talking Technique

Talking Technique: Tapping into Tapping

Today we’re talking tapping! I get a lot of questions about tapping because of Oon, my duo with bassoonist Paul Hanson. I get to play chords, melodies, and grooves – sometimes at the same time. Tapping is a helpful technique to expand the possibilities of the bass, but it must be used with taste! Function comes first. This lesson will...

Daniel Rey: Danza de los Anunnakis
Bass Videos

Daniel Rey: Danza de los Anunnakis

Daniel Rey’s tapping is masterful, especially in this tune “Danza de los Anunnakis.” Similar to his tune Palenque, Rey’s hands move effortlessly to make his bass sing.

Jean Baudin Releases “The Mechanics of Tapping” Method Book
Sheet Music & Instruction

Jean Baudin Releases “The Mechanics of Tapping” Method Book

Jean Baudin, the bassist famous for his “Super Mario theme song” performance on 11-string extended bass and other videos, has released a method book on bass tapping technique. The Mechanics of Tapping is a 58 page ebook aimed at beginning and intermediate bassists. The book covers Baudin’s approach to tapping with tab for both the left and right hand and...