How to Use Dynamics to Improve Your Performance with Alex de Grassi

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Fingerstyle master Alex de Grassi demonstrates the interplay of dynamics between the thumb and fingers as an orchestration tool. It adds color, nuance and refinement to fingerstyle play.

“I get more volume, a balanced sound, and my strings last longer when I use Elixir Phosphor Bronze Strings.”
-Alex de Grassi
Elixir Acoustic Phosphor Bronze Strings with NANOWEB® Coating, Light Gauge (12-53)


Whether you are a virtuoso like Alex or just getting started, nothing should get in the way of your tone.

Watch Alex and other Fingerstyle greats in “Acoustic Uprising,” a passionate documentary which explores the innovative world of Acoustic Fingerstyle and has ignited the guitar community like no other.


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.*

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.

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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…