oh you should feel that..lol...sorry
tapping (hard enough to make the note ring)on the fretboard with your picking hand alternating with your fretting hand...when you pull off you pluck it a little to keep it ringing
not a stupid question at all. youre not born knowing how to play guitar. lol
try this on the top E string....rest your first finger on the 7th fret, your ring finger on the 10th fret, and rest your first finger, on the picking hand, on the 12th fret.
start out slowly...press your first finger on the 12th fret, then pull off to 7, then hammer on with your ring finger, then put your tapping finger back on 12. it should go like this...h12-p7-h10-h12. start out slow then progessively go faster.
thats just a basic version of it. later you can add in different notes and parts of scales.
take the hand you hold your pick/plectrum with ... take the middle finger of it ... and tap on the 12th fret of the 1st string/high e . take your first finger of your fretting hand (hand you use to play the chords and the notes on the neck of the guitar) and hold down on the 5th fret . now take your pinky finger/4th finger on your fretting hand and hammer on and pull off on the 8th fret ... all these things at once = the fundamental basics of tapping ...
Tapping has been around for ages, but Eddie van halen was the guy that made it poplular. Its technique using your right and left hand fingers to hammer on and pulloff notes on the fretboard. Check out the song ERUPTION by VanHalen that should give you an idea.
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