Definitions for tappingˈtæp ɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tap•pingˈtæp ɪŋ(n.)

  1. the act of a person or thing that taps or strikes lightly.

  2. the sound produced by this.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tapping(noun)

    the sound of light blow or knock

    "he heard the tapping of the man's cane"


  1. tapping(Noun)

    An act of making a light hit or strike against something.

  2. tapping(Noun)

    A guitar technique in which the strings are tapped against the fingerboard

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tapping

    of Tap


  1. Tapping

    Tapping is a guitar playing technique, where a string is fretted and set into vibration as part of a single motion of being pushed onto the fretboard, as opposed to the standard technique being fretted with one hand and picked with the other. It is similar to the technique of hammer-ons and pull-offs, but used in an extended way compared to them: hammer-ons would be performed by only the fretting hand, and in conjunction with conventionally picked notes; whereas tapping passages involve both hands and consist of only tapped, hammered and pulled notes. Some players use exclusively tapping, and it is standard on some instruments, such as the Chapman Stick.


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