Kirk Hammett's solo in "One" by Metallica uses this kind of tapping lick to build a lot of tension and excitement.
Feel free to do the pick hand tap with whatever finger you are the most comfortable with. You don't have to use the same finger or tapping direction that I use, it will work just fine either way.
Pay close attention to how you should finger the notes with the fret hand because that can make or break how easily you add this kind of lick to your playing.
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Watch the video below for a thorough explanation of the technique. The video lesson not only describes how to play the lick but also how to create your own licks using this tapping technique.
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