Guitarist Andy James is widely regarded as the best breakthrough guitarist in the UK with a developed fan base of his own. He has released four solo albums called Machine, In the Wake of Chaos, Kaos 7, and self titled Andy James. Andy has specialised in teaching lead techniques for Heavy Rock and Metal. He has also taught guitarists around the world through his successful range of tuition DVDs with the Guitar Community.

He is highly influenced by the likes of Andy Timmons, John Petrucci, Paul Gilbert and Adam Dutkiewicz. He has full endorsement with ESP Guitars, Laney Amplification and EMG, Inc.

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Speed and Technique

Learn intermediate to advanced tapping techniques with virtuoso Andy James.

Lesson 1

Single String Tapping

Andy James kicks off his Phase 2 Tapping series with a look at single string tapping examples.

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Lesson 2

Two String Tapping

Andy James shows you the next logical step in learning the art of shred tapping: two string...

Length: 4:12
Lesson 3

Pentatonic Tapping

Andy teaches you how to tap through all 5 positions of the E minor pentatonic scale.

Length: 4:21
Lesson 4

Tapping With String...

Shredder Andy James is back with another lesson on tapping. In this lesson he shows you...

Length: 8:24
Lesson 5

Tapped Arpeggios

Andy teaches you how to play tapped arpeggios. He starts out with a relatively simple...

Length: 10:00
Lesson 6

Two-Finger Right Hand...

Andy James introduces you to tapping with two fingers on your right hand. This allows...

Length: 11:00
Lesson 7

Over The Neck Tapping

In this lesson, Andy James teaches you this flashy over the neck tapping technique. This...

Length: 6:00