Top Ten Guitar Tapping Solos

Everyone loves it when a guitarist loses his pick and starts tapping! These are the solos we love the most, when it comes to the awesome technique popularized by Eddie Van Halen.

The Top Ten

1 Eruption - Eddie Van Halen

Looks like I was right. Highway Star wasn't originally played with tapping solos. - zxm

This solo is one of the most famous tapping solos of all time. - zxm

One of my main inspirations for picking up the guitar. - Brobusky

I agree with ameentheguitarist23, that this tapping inspired others. But Eddie didn't start or invent tapping. But some people think he invented tapping. Vittorio Camardese started tapping 12 years earlier. - zxm

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2 Midnight - Joe Satriani

Interesting way to look at the technique. Simple, yet effective. - ameentheguitarist23

3 Building the Church - Steve Vai

I'm not even gonna comment on this guy. I can't understand the amazing stuff that he does. - ameentheguitarist23

4 Jordan - Buckethead

Master of atonal tapping. Who wouldn't say he just used computer sounds on the recording? - ameentheguitarist23

5 One - Kirk Hammett

Not a big fan of Metallica. But this was one of the fewest things that kept me to listen this song. - zxm

Kids, if you want to learn your first tapping solo yet speak a lot through it this is the ONE! - ameentheguitarist23

6 Crazy Train - Randy Rhoads V 1 Comment
7 Guitars Suck - Bumblefoot

Tapping on frets that aren't even there? Now that's innovation. - ameentheguitarist23

8 Scarified - Paul Gilbert

The breakdown lick is amazing. Plus it's a dual tapping lick, because the guitar and bass are playing the same thing in octaves! - ameentheguitarist23

9 A Line In The Sand - Brad Delson
10 Drifting - Andy McKee

Tapping on acoustic is not something we see everyday. - ameentheguitarist23

The Contenders

11 Floods - Dimebag Darrell

Because even 4 tapped notes can speak a lot! - ameentheguitarist23

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12 Satch Boogie - Joe Satriani

Yeah, its played with tapping solos. - zxm

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Top Remixes

1. Eruption - Eddie Van Halen
2. Scarified - Paul Gilbert
3. Building the Church - Steve Vai
1. Eruption - Eddie Van Halen
2. Midnight - Joe Satriani
3. Building the Church - Steve Vai



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