Table of Contents
- Overview of the Series
- Song Lessons (Grouped by Technique and Difficulty)
- Technique Lessons
Overview of the Series
This series is going to present songs that use a combination of two bass-boosting guitar techniques. One is the percussive wrist thump, and the other use the double-thumb with a thumb pick. This series will probably involve a lot of special arrangements since at the creation of this series there are relatively few songs that were written with these techniques in use. They are, however, very useful techniques for transcribing songs with heavier beats or that involving combining drums into a guitar reduction.
Each song has a video lesson, tabs, chord diagrams, and insightful tips (if I got around to finishing it). The songs go in order from easy to more difficult and are grouped by the techniques they use. There is also a planned sequence for learning different techniques, so the easiest way to master the technique is to follow the songs in order.
- Stolen Dance – Milky Chance
- Everyday People – Sly and the Family Stone
- Renegades – X Ambassador
- Kisses Sweeter Than Wine – Jackson Browne and Bonnie Raitt
- I Knew You Were Trouble – Taylor Swift
- Hands to Myself – Selena Gomez
- That’s What You Get – Paramore
- Magic! – Coldplay
- Woman – Maroon 5
- One Minute – Krewella
- Spectrum – Zedd
Here’s a video with the Double Thumbpick technique.
Gareth Evans has created an excellent 2-part introduction to the Wrist Thump Technique.
The Songwriter’s Grooves Project – How to Sing and Play Guitar at the Same Time in As Many Ways As Possible