How to Play Slap Acoustic Guitar

Develop your fingerstyle techniques with these acoustic percussive slap exercises from Maneli Jamal. Watch as he also creates a steady bass line with the picking hand thumb and index finger. When you have the basics down, Maneli spices it up some more.

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Maneli Jamal is an award-winning guitarist and longtime endorsing artist.

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