Tap Theory

Tapping Into the Future of Music

The homepage of the world’s first online tap-guitar school and the guy that runs it


The artist

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Hi, my name is Josh Goldberg!

Hi, my name is Josh Goldberg!


The school

Get started with Tap Theory today

Check out these lessons that will help you get started playing the tap-guitar right away! When you’re done, make sure to click the links below each lesson for a free download of the supplementary exercises that go along with each lesson!


Introductions and basiCs

Start your tap-guitar adventure here with an introduction to my favorite brand of the instrument, the Chapman Stick. This video covers the layout of the instrument, the tuning, and the very basics of technique.

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Pentatonics overivew

Now that you’ve got the basic technique down, let’s start learning some scales so we can rip sweet solos and play beautiful melodies! What better place to start than the pentatonic scales?

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Constructing basic chords

So you’re feeling pretty good about your pentatonic scales and maybe you want to start learning some chords so you can play in a band or accompany yourself. Let’s take a look at the basic chord shapes that you’ll find all around the neck!

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Like what you’re seeing? Would you like more? Just like me and want to throw some support my way?

Please consider subscribing to my Patreon page!

Patreon is an excellent way to support artists and creative-types that you like! It’s a hosting platform that allows content creators to make subscription based services that fans can then subscribe to and directly pay their favorite creators on a month to month basis.

All proceeds from the Tap Theory patreon page go directly back into Tap Theory and my other musical adventures. In return, you get access to all sorts of cool stuff like the scores to my arrangements, detailed supplementary exercises for my instructional videos, fretboard cutaways demonstrating theoretical and geometric concepts, access to all the music I have the rights to (including early access to music that hasn’t been released yet) and more!

If that sounds cool to you, please consider clicking the button to the right and checking it out!


Maybe you’re looking for something more

One of my greatest passions in music is teaching, and this includes private lessons! If you’re looking to seriously level up your tap-guitar and music game with detailed and personalized one-on-one instruction, then let’s book a 30 minute introductory lesson together right now! The button to your right will take you to the booking page of my website, where you’ll be able to sign up right away!


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