The Double Thumb Picking/Wrist Thumping Technique Series

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Table of Contents

  1. Overview of the Series
  2. Song Lessons (Grouped by Technique and Difficulty)
  3. Technique Lessons
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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.

Song Lessons

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.

Song Covers Playlist
  • 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

Technique Lessons

Here’s a video with the Double Thumbpick technique.

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

Live Concert Summarizing the Series (coming soon to a theatre near you)