How to Play Percussive Harmonics

Sponsored by Elixir® Strings, Proud Supporter of  “Acoustic Uprising”

Award-winning, fingerstyle artist Maneli Jamal demonstrates how to combine strumming, harmonic slaps and percussion to create the illusion of multiple acoustic guitars. Watch Maneli’s easy-to-follow lesson to get this full and rich sound.

“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
Elixir Acoustic Phosphor Bronze Strings
with NANOWEB® Coating, HD Light Gauge (12-53)

Elixir® Strings HD Light gauge is made up of medium gauge on the top two strings, light gauge on the bottom three strings and a 25 gauge on the third string. This hybrid set delivers bolder highs and fuller lows with a balanced voice across the strings.  And of course, Elixir Strings signature long-lasting tone.


Learn more about Elixir Strings HD Light Gauge.

Watch Maneli and other renowned players, many of whom are also Elixir Strings endorsed artists, in “Acoustic Uprising,” a passionate documentary which explores the innovative world of Acoustic Fingerstyle. 

When it comes to finding your tone and feel, Elixir Strings offers three acoustic premium string options, all with the same signature long tone life. The 80/20 Bronze with POLYWEB® Coating provides a warm tone and slick and fast feel. The Phosphor Bronze with NANOWEB Coating is rich and full-bodied with sparkling high-end clarity and a smooth feel. The 80/20 Bronze with NANOWEB Coating is bright and focused with the same smooth feel as the Phosphor Bronze strings.

Elixir Strings is still the only brand to coat the entire string, protecting not only the outer string surface, but also the gaps between the windings. As a result, Elixir Strings retain their tone longer than any other string, uncoated or coated.*

*Elixir Strings Player Survey

Joey Lusterman
Joey Lusterman

Opinionated creative slash beginning guitarist. Joey has worked in every department at Acoustic Guitar in the past 10+ years: front desk, ad sales, editorial, sound guy, camera man, booth babe, email coder, podcast editor, photographer, book designer…