Elixir Strings artist Calum Graham shows you how in this short acoustic video tip to start layering percussive elements (including kick-and-snare style sounds) with a simple chord progression and melodic lines. The lesson covers the fundamentals required to explore some really advanced techniques, so it’s the perfect introduction to powerful percussive playing!
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 introduces an extra dimension to your playing, allowing for a much “bigger” sound without needing a band.
Named one of the World’s Top 30 Guitarists Under 30 by Acoustic Guitar Magazine in 2014, Canadian guitarist and composer Calum Graham has written film scores, collaborated with the likes of Antoine Dufour and bassist extraordinaire Michael Manring and released no fewer than five solo albums, including on the renowned CandyRat Records label.