Learning percussive acoustic guitar

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  1. soliloquy

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    lets create a thread for people trying to learn different techniques and sounds that are using the guitar as a percussive and string instrument together. different stuff that helped you get there, or what hurdles you're coming across

    i found this video helpful
     
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    This is cool. I've wanted to learn stuff like this for a while. What I've been specifically wanting to see for a couple of years now is a tab for Bone Chaos in the Castle from Kaki King. I'm too lazy to make my own though.

    I found some videos a year ago on how to play like Gabriella, so I'll see if I can post those up here as well.
     
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    I found some great video of Jon Gomm explaining different percussive acoustic playing aspects.





    Really makes me wish I had an acoustic guitar and some time to work on those things...
     
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    /\ i was like that for the longest time. 'no time' or 'too busy' or 'no money'. then last week i was like '.... it! i have the week off, lets try out shit loads of guitars and buy one and start learning!'

    due to jon gomm, i was looking for a guitar with a matte finish so i can use the top as a scratch board. sadly most of the matte guitars (surprisingly rare) never really spoke to me...

    oh well, at least i can now use the guitar for other stuff

    just start somewhere. even if its one minute a day, just start.
     
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    Didn't Kaki King do a lesson series for Jamplay a while back? That might be worth looking into.
     
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    octatoan Acoustic tech-death!

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    Level ninja you say? :hbang:
     
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    I learned all the percussive stuff in about 2 months... it sounds crazy but playing drums for over 6 years helps a shitton. Here are two videos of me doing that stuff:





    Try out slow rhytms and make them consistent, it's like learning to shred, lots of muscle memory! Also think like a bass, guitar and drum player at the same time and seperate your writing in those parts if you want to write a full out acoustic percussive song :)
     
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    octatoan Acoustic tech-death!

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    Beautiful.
     
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    Thank you man :)
     
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    Some more percussive acoustic guitar from me :) I improved ALOT!

     
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    Postponing the inevitable mindblow, need to study :lol:
     
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    Scheduled for release 7/22
     
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    Slowly, very slowly starting to get my head into this.
    Still, the level of volume of my "percussion" is to low compared to the strings volume.
    How do you solve this?
     
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    cool thread..
     

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