This lesson will take your percussive guitar playing to a new level.

You’ll be playing over top of the fingerboard, using your fretting hand to strike the body of the guitar and using palm and slap techniques.

For this example, you’re going to need a lot of strength in your hammer-on technique to play the first few notes.

Anchoring your thumb on the neck will give you support fro your hammer technique.

As always, the thumb is your foundation…this is no exception.

The first strike is executed by using your fretting hand thumb against the side of the guitar by the heel.

This is a popular technique when playing over the fingerboard.

The quick strikes at the end of the first phrase is achieved with a quick rotation of the wrist.

The first strike is with your thumb above the fingerboard while the second strike is simply your fingertip below the fingerboard.

The end of the second phrase uses the popular palm strike at the bottom of the soundboard followed by a slap under the waist of the body.

Have fun with this lesson and create your own ideas with these techniques to further enhance your songwriting and arrangements.



Want To Learn More …

If you enjoy acoustic guitar and have always been fascinated by the technique…

… then learning the advanced techniques can only improve your playing further.

By learning advanced techniques will not just apply to acoustic guitar but you will find other techniques you have been struggling with become easier to understand.

It gives you a platform to branch out and take your playing to the next level. To be successful it requires a careful and structured approach to learning how to play advanced acoustic guitar.

We have taken this into account and created a structured guide called “Acoustic Mastery 2.0”.

We have a real life guitar tutor who helps us create these courses because he knows first hand what techniques and in what order you need to learn them to be successful at learning advanced acoustic guitar.

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