I picked up a guitar book, only cos it;s was HUGE, and i mean the think had nearly 2000 pages. And towards the end, there was a black and white photo, of a guy, and he looked like he was tapping (using 4 fingers on his fretting had and his index finger on the other). And i didn't read the thing, but i skimmed across it, and this guy was a jazz guitarist with Wes Montgomery in 1949 (i think), and he'd been doing this for a while before hand.
I haven't heard anything by him, and i'm intrested if anyone has, cos it looked very much like tapping we'd asociate with more recent artists.
sorry for this odd post, it's just i remember that some one posted that Ace frehly invented tapping and we discussed tapping and went back as far as hendrix (very late 60's) but didnt get any further back.
edit: I had a look around with google, and it looks like some of his major stuff is in the 50's... oh well, the point is, it goes back further than even hendrix.
[Edited by educatedfilm on 06-20-2002 at 03:34 PM]