Adding Percussion To Simple Strumming

I believe that strumming is probably the most overlooked skill on the guitar…

So in this short video (really short… like, under 4 minutes short) I’ll show you a simple way to add some percussion and rhythm to the simplest of strum patterns.

Enjoy!

10 Comments

  • chris clemans

    Reply Reply June 26, 2019

    Great lesson and it is right to the point

  • tony

    Reply Reply June 26, 2019

    it is a great way to play on the porch w/o a drummer. this is what i call accenting ,but, the acoustic guitar played with a thin pick gives it almost the same accent . or course this is much better . hey People there is a new thing called a (wood box amp) very cool check it out .

  • Maurice

    Reply Reply June 26, 2019

    Great ! Thank you.

  • Joe

    Reply Reply June 26, 2019

    Hi Griff — Like all your lessons, this one is simple and to the point, and immediately useful. Thanks!

  • Dale traylor

    Reply Reply June 26, 2019

    Nice easy to understand lesson.. love it!!!!

  • tony jorgensen

    Reply Reply June 26, 2019

    Hi Griff, again thanks for a great strum tech lesson. Iam trying it now.

  • Samantha Jentz

    Reply Reply June 26, 2019

    Thanks Griff
    I will definitely take time to learn this technique.

  • Lee

    Reply Reply June 26, 2019

    Griff,

    I learned a song just two or three days ago that uses this technique. I had a lot of trouble doing the slap and staying in time though so as I’ve been playing the song I’ve just been skipping the slap. Then this video shows up this morning to confront me with my mediocrity 😆. So tonight during practice I’m going to work on this until I get it right. Thanks!

  • Archie oakes

    Reply Reply June 26, 2019

    Great stuff Griff. Very helpful video on strum technique.

  • Michael Senecal

    Reply Reply June 26, 2019

    Griff , great little lesson on strumming percussion . I’ll ck that out .

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