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How do your fingers feel? If you have made it this far you should have a good understanding of the basic skills needed to incorporate tapping in your playing. I would like to end with a note of caution.

Please remember to play what is appropriate for the music and do not add these new licks that you took from this course just to be fancy. Your bass parts must serve and better the song.

I was fortunate to be in a few musical situations where I could incorporate these styles in a band situation. "Always..." by Joe Satriani being the main one that comes to mind, but I mostly use tapping in my solo bass pieces.

No one ever hired a bass player because they could tap "Moonlight Sonata", but plenty of bass players have NOT been hired because they tried to add tapping licks when what was needed was a big fat bottom heavy groove.

Use this knowledge wisely my friends.