Hi everyone, I’d like to know how you got around to performing the slap or percussive hit on an electric guitar?
Yep, kept practising, and as I did it got more relaxed, and came together.
This helped…I think. Still just starting on this - but agree, it seems to be using a bit different arm and hand position. You can see Justin is hitting just the E and A (maybe) with the fleshy part of his palm near the thumb, after leading with his strumming finger. Easier to do that with the hand doing more of an up / down motion, from what I can tell, as opposed to a wrist flick like with a percussive strum. Initially I tried doing it more like a regular percussive strum but that seems all wrong as the strings won’t ring out…so instead of leading with the palm/side of hand with a chop like on a percussive strum, it is leading with the finger, then chopping the E with the fleshy base of the thumb…I think.