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    Default Help with mean street tapping variations

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=z_lwocmL9dQ

    Anyone know the specific tab for the lick that goes from 6:20-7:05 in this video? I've tried to figure it out on my own but no luck
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    Newer poster, long time lurker, so......

    Not untill we hear how the whole eruption in six to eight months thing worked out. C'mon PV, a lot of us around these parts were rooting for ya'!!

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    Put your left hand on the 7th fret of the A string. Then tap 19 15 and 12 and that is the first part. Then move that pattern around from string to string and alternate from 7th tap 19 15 12 to 5th tap 17 13 and 10.

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    If I had a nickel for each time somebody has asked about a Mean Street tapping riff or something of the sort....I'd be able to buy new hands to allow me to play one of said riffs
    My man, when you are fantasizing, don't go for attainable, you can get attainable at the local Applebee's. - Dave's Dreidel

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvH_316_5150 View Post
    If I had a nickel for each time somebody has asked about a Mean Street tapping riff or something of the sort....I'd be able to buy new hands to allow me to play one of said riffs
    I find the thumb slapping thing harder to get right then that little passage that Ed does on his solo's. If you follow the pattern you can move it any where and get those harmonics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southpaw View Post
    Newer poster, long time lurker, so......

    Not untill we hear how the whole eruption in six to eight months thing worked out. C'mon PV, a lot of us around these parts were rooting for ya'!!
    Long story short, I formed up a band of some friends and we learned a few songs in a very short amount of time to make the cutoff for a local "battle of the bands". Since we're all van halen fans, we played Ain't Talkin Bout Love as one of our songs... along with Smells Like Teen Spirit and a BS'd Blitzkrieg Bop. Let's just say we wanted to play bad and I dedicated my time to the band... the whole eruption thing just kinda dropped for it and after posting all of that crap about how I'd sit and practice every day I am somewhat disappointed. I did master the tremelo picking section (which I do with my thumb.. can't tremelo pick w/ a pick worth crap) and the tapping section is there, though it's kinda halfass. I've also picked up the little guitars intro, 316, mean street (cept the solo), ATBL (as mentioned above), and some other random van halen stuff so I guess you could say that I can't stay focused on eruption long enough to learn it all. Sorry to you and the others that were rooting for me... I really thought I could pull it off but there's my poor excuse..

    And thanks to the guys that gave me the specifics on this thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by pvhawkeye08 View Post
    Long story short, I formed up a band of some friends and we learned a few songs in a very short amount of time to make the cutoff for a local "battle of the bands". Since we're all van halen fans, we played Ain't Talkin Bout Love as one of our songs... along with Smells Like Teen Spirit and a BS'd Blitzkrieg Bop. Let's just say we wanted to play bad and I dedicated my time to the band... the whole eruption thing just kinda dropped for it and after posting all of that crap about how I'd sit and practice every day I am somewhat disappointed. I did master the tremelo picking section (which I do with my thumb.. can't tremelo pick w/ a pick worth crap) and the tapping section is there, though it's kinda halfass. I've also picked up the little guitars intro, 316, mean street (cept the solo), ATBL (as mentioned above), and some other random van halen stuff so I guess you could say that I can't stay focused on eruption long enough to learn it all. Sorry to you and the others that were rooting for me... I really thought I could pull it off but there's my poor excuse..

    And thanks to the guys that gave me the specifics on this thing
    You can trem pick with your thumb!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iplayguitaralot View Post
    You can trem pick with your thumb!?
    Yes. My bandmates thing I'm a freak of nature... I could record an audio bit, but not video if you wanna hear
    Actually I'm gonna record some right now since I have my guitar in hand.. I'll post a link

    EDIT: Tremelo Picking With my Thumb
    You'll have to download it I guess... couldn't find a simple upload site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pvhawkeye08 View Post
    Yes. My bandmates thing I'm a freak of nature... I could record an audio bit, but not video if you wanna hear
    Actually I'm gonna record some right now since I have my guitar in hand.. I'll post a link

    EDIT: Tremelo Picking With my Thumb
    You'll have to download it I guess... couldn't find a simple upload site.
    Wow. Cool, definantly unique.

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    Yeah, when our band finally starts gigging again, I can just toss my pick when it comes to a fast part and "wow" the audience.... what they don't know is that I can't do it the 'conventional' way... :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by pvhawkeye08 View Post
    Yeah, when our band finally starts gigging again, I can just toss my pick when it comes to a fast part and "wow" the audience.... what they don't know is that I can't do it the 'conventional' way... :P
    Good luck to ya anyways man, I'm sure someday you'll get it down. Sounds like you're on your way to a long and solid career as a musician.

 

 

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