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Two-handed Tapping (Guitar Lesson)


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Trace Bundy

Two-handed Tapping

Trace Bundy discusses and demonstrates the two-handed fret tapping technique.

Taught by Trace Bundy in Trace Bundy Artist Series seriesLength: 12:40Difficulty: 3.0 of 5


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ChordAddictChordAddict replied on February 2nd, 2015

This is awesome

boulezboulez replied on August 17th, 2011

Really enjoyed this! Clever clogs!

kay burnskay burns replied on April 7th, 2011

thankyou loved this lesson

mercenarymercenary replied on June 20th, 2010

do you have acrylic nails?

Randall.WilliamsRandall.Williams replied on August 29th, 2010

yep, he does. very. :) R

sv286sv286 replied on July 20th, 2010

I've got light gauge strings and fairly low action, but I can't get nearly the same volume and clarity when tapping. I don't know if it's my technique or my guitar that needs more work.

Mike.MonahanMike.Monahan replied on June 18th, 2010

usin light or heavy gauge strings?

Jason.MounceJason.Mounce replied on June 21st, 2010

Trace has his guitar setup with light strings and very close action to the fret board.

alexmarblekingalexmarbleking replied on June 18th, 2010

cool

Trace Bundy Artist Series

Found in our Beginner Lesson Sets

Trace Bundy is a self taught acoustic guitarist that plays in the percussive/tapping genre. He was named "Most Promising New Talent" in 2008 by Acoustic Guitar Magazine and won 3rd place for "Best Fingerstyle Guitarist" in the same year.



Lesson 1

Interview with Trace Bundy

JamPlay interviews "Acoustic Ninja," Trace Bundy.

Length: 13:09 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Lesson 2

Two-handed Tapping

Trace Bundy discusses and demonstrates the two-handed fret tapping technique.

Length: 12:40 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 3

Canon Performance

Trace Bundy performs his arrangement of Pachelbel's Canon.

Length: 8:41 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Lesson 4

Percussion

Trace discusses and demonstrates percussion techniques on an acoustic guitar.

Length: 3:21 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 5

Harmonics

Trace Bundy talks about harmonics and how you can apply them to your playing.

Length: 14:13 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 6

Short Cut Capo

Trace Bundy discusses the use of the short cut capo while playing.

Length: 14:06 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 7

Fun With Capos

Trace Bundy talks about the different ways you can use multiple capos to enhance your playing.

Length: 22:55 Difficulty: 2.5 FREE
Lesson 8

Love Song Performance

Trace Bundy offers up a performance of his song "Love Song."

Length: 6:13 Difficulty: 4.5 Members Only
Lesson 9

Combining Techniques

Trace demonstrates how you can combine techniques from the previous lessons to create depth in your playing.

Length: 13:03 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Lesson 10

Percussion and Harmonics

Trace Bundy explains how percussive elements and harmonics can be combined to add depth to your playing.

Length: 5:14 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Lesson 11

Trace's Gear

Trace Bundy talks about the gear he uses in live performance situations.

Length: 6:08 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Lesson 12

Looping

Trace Bundy discusses how a looping station can be used in your playing.

Length: 13:22 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 13

Playing in Reverse

Trace Bundy demonstrates how the reverse function on a looping pedal can be used to create some creative new sounds.

Length: 5:56 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only

About Trace Bundy View Full Biography Trace Bundy must be seen, not just heard. His music is poetry in motion, using harmonics, looping, multiple capos, and his unique banter and stage presence to deliver an unforgettable live concert experience. Listening to his intricate arrangements is one thing, but seeing the fan-dubbed "Acoustic Ninja" play live confounds even the most accomplished music lovers as to how one person can do all that with just two hands and ten fingers.

Trace has sold over 100,000 combined digital and physical music sales on his record label, Honest Ninja Music, and regularly sells-out shows with standing ovations at venues across the USA and around the world, in 16 countries and counting. Video clips circulate virally at astonishing speed, with over 8,500,000 YouTube views to date.

Trace was named "Most Promising New Talent" of 2008 by Acoustic Guitar Magazine, as well as winning third place in the magazine's "Best Fingerstyle Guitarist" category the same year. Last summer, he performed at Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheatre in front of a crowd of over 7,000 people, as part of The World's Largest Music Lesson. Over the past couple of years, Trace has shared the stage with Neko Case, Brandi Carlile, Judy Collins, David Knopfler (Dire Straits), Bill Nershi (String Cheese), Laurence Juber (Paul McCartney & Wings), David Wilcox, Chris Hillman (The Byrds), Stanley Jordan, and MOFRO, among others.

Dave Kirby from the Boulder Weekly says "Possessing a staggering acoustic technique, on both right and left sides, Bundy has made his reputation as a next generation solo guitarist of serious repute."

Audiocast Magazine from Austin, TX agrees: "Bundy's live show is without a doubt an event that needs to be witnessed rather than told about. With such a jaw-dropping performance, Bundy's live concert is a slap in the face that would leave a palm print on the memory of everyone in the audience."

Take a minute to check him out and you'll agree that Trace Bundy must be seen, not just heard.

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