Tapping Arpeggios (Part 2)

Hi there! This is the second part of my section "Tapping Arpeggios".

Why "tapping"? In my playing I use a lot of two-handed licks. I started to explore and involve this technique in my style because the sound and the music created with two-hand playing, is very fluid and smooth - scales, pentatonics, arpeggios (especially), even bending licks. They can be used very effectively to add a different flavor to your solos!

Why arpeggios? I like to play arpeggios very much! Because they are my favourite licks, I decided to show them first.

In my first column "Tapping Arpeggios -Part I", I played arpeggios in uncommon positions (look at examples 2, 3, and 4). In this lesson however, you`ll find the traditional arpeggio positions adapted in two-handed arpeggio licks. Have fun!

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03.02.2003 All guitar transcriptions created by : Atanas G. Shishkov.
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the following bio material provided by Atanas G. Shishkov

Atanas Shishkov was born in Kardzhali, Bulgaria. He started to play the guitar at the age of 11. Atanas took his first private lessons by classical guitar in the early of 90`s. Later he joined in a band and he has many performances in his hometown. Inspired by Joe Satriani and Yngwie Malmsteen, Atanas decided to quit the band and to start exploring the guitar instrumental music. In the middle of 1994 he recorded his first demo project "On The Threshold".

Atanas continued to improve his playing by exploring many "Shrapnel" shredders such as Greg Howe, Vinnie Moore, Jason Becker, Tony Macalpine, Marty Friedman, Paul Gilbert, Michael Lee Firkins and others, as well as the music of Steve Vai and Steve Morse. Atanas also continued to record his own new guitar instrumental experiments. In the summer of 1997 Atanas joined a band performing jam-sessions in a jazz-rock club in his hometown. He began to explore a lot of jazz players such as Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin, Allan Holdsworth, Frank Gambale, Scott Henderson and many jazz bands as well. His next recordings have more jazz and fusion orientation.

August 2002 - Atanas recorded his debut album "Flying Colours".

Since the beginning of 2003 Atanas is a guest columnist with his own guitar lessons at several guitar websites - Chops From Hell, Insane Guitar, iBreathe Music, The Shred Zone, Shredaholic, Fusion Site.

Since September 2003 his album "Flying Colours" is available for sale in Fossil Records` website.

February 2004 - presented Atanas Shishkov in The Undiscovered page as "Master of Bulgarian Shred"!

September 2005 - Atanas` acoustic album "The Long Road" is also available on CD!

December 2006 - Atanas is working with his new band above the new project SPIRALESS, and the debut album is coming soon!