VIDEO: Essentials guitar lesson - Ed Sheeran-style acoustic guitar (TG230)

Tips on nailing Ed's unconventional playing style

VIDEO Essentials guitar lesson Ed Sheeran style acoustic guitar

TG takes a look at the basic acoustic guitar techniques used by this month's cover star Ed Sheeran.

Download Total Guitar issue 230 for the accompanying tab and explanation - available in the UK and, digitally, worldwide.

Palm-muted thumb strumming

YouTube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0cmsO99PN0

Palm-muted thumb and finger strumming

YouTube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCB0z2hnBJQ

Thumb and finger strumming

YouTube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8uN-WyQKWo

Percussive backbeat

YouTube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrmO-s1zF1w

Thumb-picked bassline

YouTube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtowaLvsv_c

Tutor: Chris Bird
Videographer: Martin Holmes

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