How to Play Percussive Acoustic Guitar Rhythms with Maneli Jamal

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Award-winning, fingerstyle artist Maneli Jamal demonstrates how to get percussive elements out of the guitar while playing a chord progression in 4/4. When you get this exercise down, he kicks it up by including some extra eighth notes. While Maneli is without a doubt a technical wizard, he breaks down each movement so even beginners can pick it up.


“Elixir Strings inspire me to pick up my guitar more because of that rich tone that we all want out of our acoustic guitars.”

– Maneli Jamal
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with NANOWEB® Coating, HD Light Gauge (12-53)

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