A Step By Step Beginner’s Guide On How To Play Percussive Fingerstyle
Welcome to this fun and simple guide on how to play percussive fingerstyle as a beginner to the technique. Watch the video as many times as needed and try the examples below.
The video will help you get started and the examples will help you take it to the next level!
For the examples below, there are two parts for each example. The first part or ‘A’ part starts off simple, and then gets progressively harder.
The ‘B’ part shows the example as it finished in part ‘A’ but with a chord progression so you can hear how it would sound more like in the real world.
This is the example that is shown in the video above but now you have the tab and audio to play along with!
Just like in the video we play the above but with a C and F chord progression.
This example uses a common syncopated rhythm that is based off what I call the ‘Ulitmate Strum’ pattern.
Now we have the above but with some basic ‘chord anchor’ chords.
This is our toughest example. Take it steady with this one and work on the picking hand finger fluency.
Our final example uses the above but with an E and A minor chord which sounds cool and very dramatic!
Practice all of the above and experiment with your own patterns and chord progressions!