On this page are links to reliable tutorials for techniques I use in my covers and tabs. I’ll expand this list in the future to include more common techniques such as hammer-ons.

finger rolls

Plays notes in a quick sequence instead of playing it all at once. Similar to a strum, except it is used to accentuate the melody. 

wrist thump

Mimics the kick drum. Commonly used on beats 1 and 3 in 4/4 time signature.

thumb slap

Mimics the snare drum. Commonly used on beats 2 and 4 in 4/4 time signature.

slap pluck

A more accurate, clear-sounding alternative to the thumb slap. Played by plucking a string while independently slapping with the thumb.

nail attack

Softer in dynamics compared to the thumb slap. Can also play muted notes without the use of the left hand.

natural harmonic

Uses the left hand to touch a string and plucks the harmonic with the right hand. Harmonics are based on your string’s length not fret position, hence the existence of <3.2> (2nd octave + fifth).

artificial harmonic

Frees the left hand to fret other strings while the right hand touches and plucks the string on it’s own.

tap harmonic

An artificial harmonic that is tapped instead of plucked. Can also sound percussive depending on how hard the string was tapped.

slap harmonic

Multiple tap harmonics played together by slapping multiple strings with one finger.

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