Billy Sheehan – NV43345: Bass Tapping Lesson

2018-10-18T15:33:01+00:00September 2nd, 2016|6 Comments

This week we’ll look at a really cool chordal tapping lick by Billy Sheehan from his solo piece NV43345 on the Sink Your Teeth Into That album by Talas. This is a great tapping line for beginners to the technique

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6 Comments

  1. John Tooley September 2, 2016 at 5:19 pm - Reply

    I remember when this album came out, and I heard this song for the first time…. took many hours in the shed trying to figure out this piece. Very awesome that you are covering this, and love the explanation. Keep up the great work Mark.

  2. Mark S Beretta September 2, 2016 at 6:35 pm - Reply

    Wow this sounds great , I didn’t know I could do this.
    I had a little trouble with the G string but that’s it , most awesome.
    I tried your way tapping and it does make a different sound than using my thumb.
    Thanks very much Mark ,,,

  3. Mark S Beretta September 2, 2016 at 10:44 pm - Reply

    Mark are you going to Live Stream tomorrow , that was pretty cool the last two times.
    After I banged back for the first time the banger lady under me stop bothering me about my practice during the day. All I had to do was bang back this entire time , who would have known.
    I can hear her playing video games under me on her computer.

    The Banger Lady ,,, hahaha .

  4. Wolfram September 3, 2016 at 8:21 am - Reply

    Thanks Mark,

    another cool lesson, up to now I never took the time to comment, but you are really the best bass teacher out there amongst Scott Devine and the like.

    Thanks for your efforts, mate!

    PS. Maybe you could do a little metal riff one day, just to honour the good old days?

  5. Tom Blackwell September 3, 2016 at 5:24 pm - Reply

    Great lesson. Can you address moving from chord to chord and keeping it going. I can do it on one chord but when I try to move to a different chord I can’t do so smoothly and in time yet

  6. John Follis September 25, 2016 at 6:12 am - Reply

    Hmm. I wonder what it would be like holding down an Augmented chord and tapping out a whole tone scale like this.

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