EXAMP LE 3 In bar 9 of this example, the same three-stringed arpeggio shapes as before are now embellished using a combination of doubled taps and slides, which help to make them more ear- catching (along with the variation in rhythm). EXAMP LE 4 More three-stringed arpeggios here. This time, position shifts are made using fretting hand taps. Placing fretting hand taps on the downbeats like this (and leaving picking hand taps on the upbeats) helps to
Edisguise the fact that something is tapped (that is, it becomes less obvious to the ear), and is a feature shared by all of the following examples. EXAMP LE 5 Here, in bar 17, each hand is used to tap out notes of a separate inversion of an Am arpeggio, in a manner reminiscent of the instrumental Bad Racket by Greg Howe. This is another good example of the need for a high and purposeful movement from the fingers of the fretting hand in order to get strong notes with even timing.