Nuno Bettencourt Style Tapping Guitar Lesson – Lick Of The Week

This Nuno Bettencourt style tapping lesson is a continuation of our "Lick Of The Week" series at

In this video guitar lesson you will learn Nuno Bettencourt's favorite patterns for playing tapped arpeggio licks across multiple strings. It requires a great deal of string skipping, large stretches and jumping around the fretboard, but after you get used to it you will have some cool tapping licks under your belt that sound quite unique and musical.

Nuno Bettencourt has an incredible guitar style full of highly rhythmic and melodic soloing that incorporates just about every technique imaginable in a completely unique way.

The tapping style that is covered in this lesson was used by Nuno Bettencourt primarily in the solo section of the song "Get The Funk Out" with his band Extreme. If you haven't heard it by all means do because it will blow you mind.

In fact, listen to all of his songs and you will hear one of the most creative and flat out coolest guitar players in the world.

Enjoy the lick and don't forget to download the TAB PDF below:

Nuno Bettencourt Style Tapping Guitar Lesson TAB PDF Download

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Nuno Bettencourt Style Tapping Guitar Lesson - Lick Of The Week


  1. jake on July 12, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    carl, what pickups would you suggest for the cleanest sound for sweep picking?

    • Carl Brown on July 13, 2011 at 11:39 am

      Yikes, I have no idea really. I think it is mostly your technique that makes you sound clean or not. 🙂

  2. jake on July 14, 2011 at 12:36 am

    that was my thought as well, and maybe the setting of the amp would affect it as well, thanks carl!

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