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Old 10-21-2014, 09:47 PM   #1741
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Originally Posted by KaitoNyappy
Anyone got any tips on how to play "percussion" on your acoustic guitar while fingerpicking?

If I try to make a bass drum-like sound with my wrist it doesn't come out loud at all, and I can't figure out string slapping without muting everything :/
Is there some kind of technique here that I'm missing, or do I just need to practice A LOT more?
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The bass drum type sound might be where you're hitting on your guitar; the guitar has a lot of different percussion sounds on it and where you're hitting on the body can radically change the sound you're getting within the space of an inch or so.

The slapping thing is a little bit more involved, since there's a couple of different things that Sungha does there. The first thing is just the straight up slap where he does actually mute everything but it adds to the effect of it since there's a little emphasising silence after the note.

The second way he does it: he's using the force from strumming down to get a really pronounced attack on the strings that sounds like a slap. I can't actually do it (fingerstyle's not my thing) but that's the basic idea.
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Old 10-22-2014, 05:28 PM   #1742
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The second way he does it: he's using the force from strumming down to get a really pronounced attack on the strings that sounds like a slap. I can't actually do it (fingerstyle's not my thing) but that's the basic idea.


This..actually explains a whole lot, thank you for explaining! I think that I'll be able to improve my fingerstyle playing drastically with this technique.
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Old 11-28-2014, 04:55 PM   #1743
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What are these patters called? also have you got any videos on how to play them?

I actually play them 1st finger on the 5th fret and pinky on the 7th fret. I don't bother using a finger to mute the 'x', i just use my 1st finger and sit it back slightly. I do this because i find that the use of these sorts of chords often involves sliding up and down the neck, and in my experience it's easier to do without having to have an extra finger involved.
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Old 12-10-2014, 01:36 AM   #1744
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I am new to Learning Guitar
and these videos are really helping

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Old 12-13-2014, 05:58 PM   #1745
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Hi guys,

I'd like to point you to this chord learning app that we are developing for the iPhone. It is not out, yet, but we started this week to let people sign up for a beta test. So, if you are interested in learning new chords in an unprecedented way, with real-time chord recognition, give it a try.

www.uberchord.com/beta-test

Cheers

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Old 01-20-2015, 07:46 PM   #1746
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I'm trying to get into alternate picking, and I want to practice correctly.
I'm new to guitar, and this is one of those stupid questions;
http://www.guitarknowledgenet.com/lessons/GKN_Example_Graphics/holding_a_pick.jpg
http://www.justinguitar.com/images/BC_images/01_Basics%20and%20boxes/Pickhold2.jpg
http://www.acousticguitarlearntoplay.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/images-how-to-hold-an-Acoustic-Guitar-Pick.jpg

Which one of those is really the correct way of holding IT? I know it's all about comfort, but those images are quite opposite of each other while all declaring to be right.
Should there be space between the thumb and the index finger?
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Old 01-20-2015, 08:19 PM   #1747
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The justinguitar way is what I would call the correct way of doing it. As far as I'm concerned it allows you the greatest command over your picking while also allowing your hand to remain as relaxed as possible.

I've said this in another thread in the past couple of days as well: it's not about comfort. Nothing we do, as guitarists, is natural so it all takes getting used to. The important thing is to get it right, from there once you do it enough (assuming you're biologically 'normal') it will become comfortable.

I think there probably should be space between the thumb and index finger, either my hand at least has to be quite tense or I need to press the pick against the wrong part of my index finger to get there to be no gap there.
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Old 01-20-2015, 08:25 PM   #1748
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The justinguitar way is what I would call the correct way of doing it. As far as I'm concerned it allows you the greatest command over your picking while also allowing your hand to remain as relaxed as possible.

I've said this in another thread in the past couple of days as well: it's not about comfort. Nothing we do, as guitarists, is natural so it all takes getting used to. The important thing is to get it right, from there once you do it enough (assuming you're biologically 'normal') it will become comfortable.

I think there probably should be space between the thumb and index finger, either my hand at least has to be quite tense or I need to press the pick against the wrong part of my index finger to get there to be no gap there.


Thank you for the reply. This subject has been haunting me for a while now, so it's very good to get help with this!
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