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Chord Plucking and Back Beat Slapping

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In this tutorial we'll explore another technique where we still finger pick our strings, but not one at a time like we did earlier. For this approach we pick all the strings at the same time and combine that with a high pitched percussive sound that we get from slapping our RH fingers against the strings. This is another way to create the illusion of your guitar being more than just one instrument, because it sounds like a clap or a snare drum. The combination of the chord plucking and the percussive slaps is an extremely useful sound that can be used for thousands of songs in many different styles of music.