February 2017

Guitar Glitches

What’s glitch tapping? Find out here.

Two-handed tapping on guitar is often associated with heavy metal—particularly the “hair metal” of the 1980s—but there’s a lot more you can do with that technique than imitating Eddie Van Halen. In this engaging video from Ibanez, Josh Martin of the band Little Tybee demonstrates what he calls “glitch tapping,” which involves rapidly and repeatedly pressing the same note on the fretboard with his non-fretting hand. Not only does Martin play some cool licks, but he also gets an unplanned visit from his cat while doing so.