The Curious Origins of Eddie Van Halen's Two Hand Tapping Technique (Rockin' Rant #18)


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Do your part to keep guitar driven rock ALIVE... join Loudini LIVE! Go to to find out how you can be a part of our LIVE online audience and get access to exclusive music and video! Even Eddie Van Halen admits that he was not the first to make use of the now famous two hand tapping technique. Steve Hackett of Genesis claims to be the first recorded tapper. There are some rock fans who believe that Ace Frehley did it before that. However, as you will learn two hand tapping goes back a lot farther in history any most people realise. Topics covered: -Tapping... not really all that crazy of an idea -the classical connection -tal farlow, harvey mandel and steve hackett -the popularization of tapping

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