HSB_Shred
Nylon String Sorcerer
Join date: Jul 2008
380 IQ
#1
Apologies if this thread has been made before, I wasn't able to locate it. I've experimented with percussive tapping on the saddle as well as on the low E and A strings, as Andy McKee often does, and I'm looking to expand my sound with different pitches located at different parts of the body. For example:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFojxzED0Ko (2:20 onward)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nY7GnAq6Znw (1:05 onward)

There are many, many songs with this kind of technique being used and I would like to know how YOU learned it.

Cheers
rudric
UG Newbie
Join date: Oct 2009
164 IQ
#3
You just work it out, for the bass thump you hit with the heel of your hand somewhere above the soundhole, you can then hit the side with the flat of your fingers, or to top with your fingernails, or flick the top somewhere they all give different sounds, but each guitar will have different sweet spots so experiment. Dont go over the top with how hard you hit and remember it will scratch your guitar, if that's something that bothers you
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#4
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HSB_Shred
Nylon String Sorcerer
Join date: Jul 2008
380 IQ
#5
Quote by rudric
You just work it out, for the bass thump you hit with the heel of your hand somewhere above the soundhole, you can then hit the side with the flat of your fingers, or to top with your fingernails, or flick the top somewhere they all give different sounds, but each guitar will have different sweet spots so experiment. Dont go over the top with how hard you hit and remember it will scratch your guitar, if that's something that bothers you


thanks, appreciate the feedback. I was wondering if there are any universal sweet spots on the guitar, so I guess you answered my question. if the sounds that I'm getting aren't very pleasant, would that have to do with the quality of guitar I'm using? I'm looking for nice deep acoustics but I'm getting hollow taps that sound like shit basically.

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Last edited by HSB_Shred at Nov 27, 2012,