Watch the Tapping Technique Lick online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Rock Guitar 3: Tools & Techniques

Tapping licks can give your playing some flare, but can also be a great utility way to get to a note that might not be readily accessible with your fretting hand. The king of tapping Eddie Van Halen used them both ways. Check out the first Van Halen record to really get a feel for using some bluesy rock licks with tapping to create something all it's own. Whether you want to dig deep into the tapping technique or just scratch the surface, there is no doubt that it is a fun and challenging rock technique.