Watch the Guitar Percussion & Tapping online guitar lesson by Christie Lenée from Creative Fingerstyle Guitar for Songwriters

Now let's dig a little deeper into some percussive techniques you should have at your disposal as a songwriting guitarist. By exploring the different areas of your guitar top with different types of contact, you can emulate the sound of a drum kit on your guitar. This is one of my favorite techniques and is very popular for acoustic guitarists who perform solo. As a creative fingerstyle player, you need to constantly experiment with different ways of creating sounds with your instrument. Combining body percussion with some of the other approaches we've put to work in this course can really open up your potential as a songwriter and performer.