5 Acoustic Guitar Licks and Tricks

Acoustic guitar licks and tricks

5 acoustic guitar licks and tricks – a little taster from Rich Maloof’s essential Truefire course – 50 Acoustic Guitar Licks You Must Know. It really is a great compendium that touches on a whole bunch of cool acoustic guitar styles and techniques – Travis picking, neat twists on familiar chord progressions, fingerpicking, strumming, open voicings, alternating bass, funky double stops and a whole lot of etcetera. It’s a little bit rock, with a pinch of blues, a dash of country and liberal splashes of contemporary acoustic guitar playing in styles popularized by stellar players such as John Mayer and Lindsey Buckingham.

Get these acoustic guitar licks and tricks under your fingers and you’ll be able to come up with professional acoustic accompaniments for any song that comes up, whether it requires power comping or delicate filigree fingerstyle work.

Check out these 5 acoustic guitar licks and tricks at Truefire’s blog, The Punch-InGo!

Have fun and keep up the pickin’!


Rich Maloof

Rich Maloof has contributed to dozens of TrueFire lessons both on camera and as a producer behind the scenes. Formerly the Editor In Chief of Guitar magazine, Rich has produced a ton of instructional content for musicians, including the book series The Way They Play, Alternate Tunings for Guitar, Joe Satriani: Riff By Riff, the biography of amp legend Jim Marshall, and several other works. He is the founding editor of the student magazine InTune and has also edited for Billboard, Hal Leonard Publishing, BackBeat Books, For Dummies, GuitarOne, Guitar Shop, and others.