Learn to play a killer tapping lick in the style of Randy Rhoads with Guitar Control instructor Darrin Goodman, aka Uncle D. Be sure to get the free tabs to go along with the video instruction and you will be rockin’ this killer lick in record time.
How’s it going everybody? This is Darrin with GuitarControl.com bringing you this video lesson and today I want to teach you how to play a really cool, not too terribly tough to play, tapping lick in the style of Randy Rhoads.
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Randy Rhoads Lick
All right, so this Randy Rhoads lick is fairly simple as far as we’re going to just do the same shape with the same spacing between our fingers for this entire thing. So we’re going to start off you can put your first finger on the ninth fret of the high E string and then you’re going to use your pinky or your third finger, just kind of depending on the individual, on the 12th fret and then we’re going to use our; well how I do it. So when I tap I like to keep a hold of the pick, I don’t like to put it down or put it in my mouth and tap with my first finger. I’m always holding the pick just with my thumb and my first finger like this… so I just hold on to it and then tap with my middle finger so that way i can transition between the two… So there’s kind of a pattern for it and we start off we tap that 17th fret and pull to the 12th fret; tap, pull and then pull 9th fret to the 12th fret to 9th fret and then back to 12th fret. So the first thing you probably want to do is just practice that and get that sequence down… All right, so there you have that sequence down and don’t worry about if you can’t play it quickly or whatever, just work on it even slow it still sounds pretty cool. So we’ve got that space we’re going a step and a half between our first finger and fourth finger and third finger and then between there we’re going a two and a half steps to where we tap and that’s one beat. So we’ve got we’ve got a whole measure of that and then what we’re going to do is we’re just going to move everything up a half step and down a string so now we’re going to be on the 10th fret of the B string with your first finger and then the 13th fret of the B string with your third or fourth finger and now we’re going to be on the 18th fret where we tap and it’s the same sequence. So, so far we have… now we’re going to do the same thing, we’re going to move it up a half step and down a set of strings so now we’re on the G string. So we’re at the 11th fret, 14th fret and 19th fret… then we’re going to do the same thing again we’re going to move it up so now we’re 12th fret and 15th fret and 20th fret, but we’re going to move it down so now we’re on the D string. Now with this at the end of that… he slides out of it… so this is like the first half of it and this is like from the solo for Flying High Again. It’s not exactly what he’s doing, but it’s just like the same general idea, but it just sounds really good… So we slide out of that and then quickly we’re going to do the same thing, but we’re going to move it we’re going to move it down so now you’re going to start off with your first finger on the fourth fret of the high E string and then we’re going up a step and a half so that’s going to put us at the seventh fret with our pinky finger and then we got to go up two and a half or two steps. So we come up here to the 12th fret and we’re going to do the same the same thing, but this to get it started if after we do that slide we do open, hammer-on to fourth fret to seventh fret, pull back off and then this thing starts over; so again it’s the same the same general idea like we were doing before, but we’re just doing it down here now. So now we’re gonna go fourth fret, seventh fret, and twelfth fret, all on the high E string, same sequence or same tapping sequence. I guess we’re going to do the same thing we do a whole measure of it then we’re going to move it up a half step and down a string so now we’re at the fifth eighth and thirteenth fret on the B string and we do the same thing again and shift it up a half step down a string so now it puts us at the sixth fret, ninth fret and fourteenth fret all on the G string… Now we can do the same thing again and shift it up a half step down a string so now we’re at 7th fret, 10th fret and 15th fret on the D string… and then to the eighth fret on the A string and slide out of it and we’re going to go back into like that riff in the song. So the whole thing… Okay so it’s not like really super fast in the first place, but I would just work on it you know even if you’re you know… just you know just to work your speed up on it.
Now another thing too when you’re doing this since you’re only playing on the high E string these other strings you know if you’re if you’re just playing like… you get all that other noise happening. So you have to keep that muted. So what I do is I actually since I’m tapping here, I’m just basically taking this part of my arm and then my like the bottom side of my forearm here and I’m just leaving it on these low earth strings… so that way they’re not just free to just really ring out because it won’t sound good. So you can play this with a clean tone and it still sounds really good, but if you practice it with the with the distortion or overdrive on you’ll notice those foreign sounds much better and you’ll be able to actually do it or it’ll be easier for you to mute it because you can hear it.
All right there you have it, a not too terribly difficult tapping lick in the style of Randy Rhoads. So if you like this lesson be sure to give me a thumbs up and leave a comment down below if you have any questions about this Randy Rhoads lick or other guitar related topics. If you’ve not already done so please subscribe to the channel and hit that notification bell so you don’t miss any of the content that we upload throughout the week. Well that is all I have for you today. Thanks for watching killer tapping lick in the style of Randy Rhoads and have a great day.