Wrist Thump Strum
Required: Wrist Thump
med technique percussion
The wrist thump strum is commonly notated as a group of notes with a strum arrow and an O above the notation and/or tab.
The wrist thump portion of this technique is done the same way. To add a strum, curl your middle and ring fingers into your palm and at the same time you do a wrist thump, strum the back of your fingernails across the strings by opening up your palm. Some find it easier to only using the middle fingernail to strum.
The first strum in the video shows how the fingers should strum across the strings.
Do not overextend your strumming fingers in this movement. Your palm should open up just enough during the wrist thump so that your fingers strum across the strings.
- Wrist Thump Rasgueado (Required: Rasgueado)
- Slam Strum (Required: Thumb Slap)