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Watch the Percussion online guitar lesson by Dmitry Lisenko from Percussive Acoustic Bass (Foundry)

By hitting the body of an acoustic bass, we can imitate a drum kit. We only need a kick, snare, and hi hat. These three elements can provide most of the grooves of a drum kit, or at least the basics of any rhythm.

As extra hits, we sometimes use toms. There are a lot of different ways to achieve these sounds, and we don't have any strict rules. Also, each bass guitar is a bit different, so try to find your own places of hitting the body and imitating percussion sounds. Don't be afraid to experiment!