Elixir Strings artist Calum Graham shows you how in this brief acoustic video pointer to begin layering percussive aspects (including kick-and-snare style noises) with a simple chord development and melodic lines. The lesson covers the basics required to check out some actually advanced methods, so it’s the perfect introduction to effective percussive playing!

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Calum plays Elixir Acoustic Phosphor Bronze Strings with NANOWEB Finish for their tuning stability. Check them out: https://www.elixirstrings.com/products

Whether you’re an acoustic soloist or frequently accompany singers, adding a percussive feel to your guitar parts is an important skill to master. It enables you to keep time and presents an additional measurement to your playing, enabling a much “bigger” noise without requiring a band.

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