A Fun Tapping Song: Joe Satriani’s The Forgotten

A Fun Tapping Song: Joe Satriani’s “The Forgotten”.

“The Forgotten” is a short 1-minute song that is a ton of fun to play.

It’s on Joe’s amazing album “Flying In A Blue Dream”.
If you’re crazy about guitar, then you absolutely want that album in your CD collection.

You can hear the song here:

I recorded this video of me playing this song a long time ago:

Everything is tapped
The picking hand hammers a C note on the 15th fret on the A string for most of the song.

The fretting hand hammers 2-note intervals

Most of the song is in 3/4
However it doesn’t feel like a waltz because of the intricate 16th note rhythmic interplay between both hands.

There are 4 bars of 7/8 towards the end of the song.

You can download the tablature here:

The Forgotten Part 1 Joe Satriani

To support the artist and to really learn the many other amazing songs on the album, you should definitely consider buying the book:

Here’s a video showing how to play this really fun song.


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