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

Tips on nailing Ed's unconventional playing style

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

Palm-muted thumb and finger strumming

Thumb and finger strumming

Percussive backbeat

Thumb-picked bassline

Tutor: Chris Bird
Videographer: Martin Holmes

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