TECH­NIQUE FO­CUS Hy­brid Pick­ing

Guitar Techniques - - PLAY: COUNTRY -

Hy­brid pick­ing (pick and fin­gers) is the tech­nique most com­monly as­so­ci­ated with coun­try play­ing, although it can have some benefits and in­ter­est­ing re­sults when used in other gen­res such as rock - for ex­am­ple string skip­ping. When hy­brid pick­ing, your thumb and first fin­ger are com­mit­ted to hold­ing the plec­trum: this leaves you with three re­main­ing fin­gers with which to pick: th­ese are your sec­ond, third and fourth. Th­ese are named sec­ond (m), third (a) and fourth (c). Look out for my rec­om­mended hy­brid pick­ing di­rec­tions through­out this ar­ti­cle.

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