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I'm a beginner in guitar playing. I come across this type of accompaniment (specifically the rhythm on the right hand) frequently in songs and really like it but don't know what it's called to search for tutorials. Can I get help to point me in the right direction? Thanks.

  • do you mean the chords and how he works with the right hand or with the left? – Albrecht Hügli Oct 20 at 7:29
  • What makes you think you need a tutorial? Have you tried doing something similar? Slow down the video to 0.5x speed? – piiperi Oct 20 at 20:00
  • That's a valid point. I have tried to do that of course. It's faster to reach for the guitar than typing a question. But there are different variations far as I can see, so I think knowing what it is can help me get a bigger picture. – Huy Nguyen Oct 20 at 20:12
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    Try "fingerstyle slapping". – piiperi Oct 20 at 20:24
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If you mean the rhythmic accompaniment of the right hand:

On certain beats, instead of a full strum of the strings, we mute all the strings with our strumming hand, and simply run the pick across the dead strings, creating a "blip" kind of sound. This sound creates a very pleasing rhythmic contrast to the rest of the strums, which carry a full tone. The key to its effectiveness is that it is creating an accent on the beat it falls on.

It is called the slap strum.

https://www.guitarprinciples.com/guitar-principles-slap-strum/

But there may be different names like this link shows:

https://goodguitarist.com/the-strum-slap-add-some-percussion-to-your-strumming/

Searching for "slap strum" you will find plenty of tutorials.

  • Sorry I wasn't clear in the question. I edited the question to specify the rhythm he uses, kind of making use of the percussive slap and bass note ornaments. – Huy Nguyen Oct 20 at 19:48

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