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Hybrid Picking: Examples and Exercises for Attacking the Strings With a Combo of Pick and Fingers

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Hybrid Picking: Examples and Exercises for Attacking the Strings With a Combo of Pick and Fingers
Hybrid picking incorporates the pick along with one or more right hand fingers, resulting in a hybrid of pickstyle and fingerstyle. The quickest way to get a handle on hybrid picking is to try applying it to common phrases, such as the following minor pentatonic phrases. Download example audio...

m = medio, or middle finger
a = annular, or ring finger




This example will help you develop rapid alternation for downstrokes and middle finger strokes.



Notice the simultaneous use of the middle and ring fingers as well as alternate picking in this country guitar phrase.


Hybrid picking can also be quite helpful on pivoting arpeggio lines, also known as pedal-point in classical music.


Hybrid picking may be used in scalar sequences as well as arpeggios. The example above shows the application of hybrid picking to a descending scalar sequence in 6ths.

This lesson comes from:

Terrifying Technique for Guitar

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