Professor Vicki Genfan, our resident master and innovator of the acoustic “slap-tap” technique, demonstrates 3 different ways to embellish the Sam Smith song, ‘Stay With Me’ with percussion techniques.

Learning these percussive hits on this particular song with more space and slower tempo will help you get a grip. Once you get a handle on these three techniques at a slower tempo, you’ll be able to apply them to a variety of songs at faster tempos as well.

Check out Vicki’s TrueFire course, 3D Acoustic Guitar to dig much deeper into percussive techniques. Enjoy!