Two-Handed Tapping: Diamond Tapping Lesson 2 (Exercises)

What’s going on Basschicks and Bassdudes!

In today’s lesson we are doing part 2 to the two-handed diamond tapping lesson. This lesson is perfect for working on your finger dexterity, hand-eye coordination and improving yourself overall as a bass player. If you haven’t checked out the first lesson, you can check it out here.

I love these exercises because they create a cool pattern (a diamond shape) on your fretboard while also utilizing a sort-of minor 7th progression. This type of exercise, depending on the type of the music that you are playing, could be cool to incorporate into a song.

Dotted Fret Exercise 1 – These exercises we are utilizing the root notes on the E string.

1a. g – b♭ – f – d – g – d – f – b♭ – g

gm7

1b. a – c – g – e – a
zm7

1c. b – d – a – f♯ – b
bm7

1d. c♯ – e – b – g♯ – c♯
c#m7

1e. e – g – d – b – e

em7

1f. a – c – g – e – a (octave higher)

am7

1g. b – d – a – f♯ – b (octave higher)

bm7

Dotted Fret Exercise 2 – These exercises we are utilizing the root notes on the A string.

2a. c – e♭ – b♭ – g – c

cm7

2b. d – f – c – a – d

dm7

2c. e – g – d – b – e

em7

2d. f# – a – e – c# – f#

f#m7

2e. a – c – g – e – a

am7

Non-Dotted Fret Exercise 3 – These exercises we are utilizing the root notes on the E string.

3a. g♯ – b – f♯ – d♯ – g♯

g#m7

3b. a♯ – c♯ – e♯ – g♯ – a♯

a#

3c. c – e♭ – b♭ – g – c

c

3d. d – f – c – a – d

d

3e. d♯ – f♯ – c♯ – a♯ – d♯

d#

3f. f – a♭ – e♭ – c – f

f

Non-Dotted Fret Exercise 4 – These exercises we are utilizing the root notes on the A string.

4a. d♯ – f♯ – c♯ – a♯ – d♯

d#

4b. g – b♭ – f – d – g

g

4c. b♭ – d♭ – a♭ – f – b♭

bb

4d. b – d – a – f♯ – b

b

4e. c♯ – e – b – g♯ – c♯

c#

If you enjoyed this lesson let me know in the comments below!

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