Learn Hybrid Picking and Tapping

How to Play Percussive Acoustic Guitar

Endorsing artist Massimo Varini gives a close-up demo of his hybrid picking and percussive slap chops. Learn how to use these percussive techniques on your acoustic guitar to create a real beat.

Elixir Strings have unbeatable durability and an awesome sound. They are really comfortable and feel great to play. Massimo Varini

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    National Fingerstyle Guitar Champion, Pete Huttlinger, demonstrates a terrific exercise to develop fret hand control. 

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    Rob Magargal at the Taylor Guitars repair facility shares how they clean and maintain guitars. 

  • How to Clean Your Guitar (Part 2)

    Rob Magargal at the Taylor Guitars repair facility shares how they restring guitars after cleaning the body.