The tap guitar, or tiptar, is a kind of electric guitar tapped with the tip of the fingers. Instead of plucking the strings, like on the normal guitar, you tap the strings between two frets, with the tips of your fingers. Advantage: you can play two independent melodic lines, like Bach’s two voices inventions. You can also play a melody with the right hand, for instance, and accompany in chords and bass lines with left hand. Or else you can play just one melody by alternating both hands. The t-g can have one region, like the classical guitar or the 8-strings guitar. Or it can have 2 regions, with, in general, 6 strings for the melody, and 6 strings for the bass and accompaniment.
European Tap-guitar seminar
The place where great tappers meet and play
Look what we did this last 2019
Whether you play a tapping guitar or tap on a guitar, this is the place to meet, learn, discover, compare.
Do not mis E-Tap 2020, ‘New perspectives in tapping’
(work in progress: teachers are to be confirmed)
Big News: The schedule of E-Tap is now flexible, you can attend anytime
between July 6-12, 2020
Organised by Daniel Schell
Kai Kurosawa (Japan, US)
Past and present teachers :
Randy Strom, Kai Kurosawa, Andre Pelat , Wolfgang Daiss, Kuno Wagner, Felix Martin, Jim Wright, Markus Reuter, Frank Jolliffe, Jim Lampi, Andre Chalifour, Ron Baggerman, Adam Fulara, Mathias Sorof , Teed Rockwell and many others – not to forget Emmett Chapman – who created the tap-guitar history.
E-Tap Past History
(work in progress. )