#1
Alright, I'm trying to incorporate a standard beat with my playing with a wrist thump and a... thumb... slap?

I have the wrist thumping down. Can anyone explain percussion with the thumb on the low e string to me?
I want the rhythm like this:

1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &

Wrist & thumb & Wrist & Thumb
#2
pretty easy, just twist your wrist so your thumb slaps the low strings creating a click. Just don't bring your thumb up immediately as that will just play the low e string. A wrist thump and thumb click is probably the simplest percussive beat to learn, as it requires very little movement.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1uXNtotVsg
#3
Quote by Jimjambanx
pretty easy, just twist your wrist so your thumb slaps the low strings creating a click. Just don't bring your thumb up immediately as that will just play the low e string. A wrist thump and thumb click is probably the simplest percussive beat to learn, as it requires very little movement.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1uXNtotVsg



Such a fan of Gareth evans!
There is a man by the name of Kelley Valleau who has a version of "Demons" by Imagine Dragons. His percussion is what I wish to achiee. I am not currently on my good computer otherwise I'd link you the youtube video
#4
Quote by TheDylanG
Such a fan of Gareth evans!
There is a man by the name of Kelley Valleau who has a version of "Demons" by Imagine Dragons. His percussion is what I wish to achiee. I am not currently on my good computer otherwise I'd link you the youtube video


Kelly seems to use some sort of midi controller (that bronze circle thing under the E string), so that when he hits it or the low string lands on it, a snare drum sound is made on whatever DAW he uses. Unless you want to do that, you're not going to be able to get that sound naturally.
#5
Quote by Jimjambanx
pretty easy, just twist your wrist so your thumb slaps the low strings creating a click. Just don't bring your thumb up immediately as that will just play the low e string. A wrist thump and thumb click is probably the simplest percussive beat to learn, as it requires very little movement.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1uXNtotVsg


Simple and Excellent Tutorial...
#6
Check out Kelly Valleau's stuff, he is a master and has lessons on his website for super cheap to teach you exactly what you are wanting to learn.

http://www.kellyvalleau.com/
Last edited by Adam Meachem at Jan 18, 2015,