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Hello, and welcome back to my long-running column on the two-handed tapping technique. We’ve covered a lot of weird and wonderful techniques over the past couple of years, and I hope you’ve enjoyed being on this journey with me. However, all good things must come to an end, and indeed this will be my final column on the subject of tapping. We’re going to finish things off in style, though, and look at a couple of particularly challenging study pieces.

Both of the pieces we’ll be covering in this column are contrapuntal, meaning that they contain two independent lines, played with each hand. As you probably know by now, when

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