Hybrid Picking Lesson
Hybrid picking is a right hand technique that
involves picking with a pick (plectrum) and one
or more fingers alternately or simultaneously.
Guitarists who use hybrid picking hold the pick in
the normal grip between the index finger and thumb.
Since this only involves the use of two fingers it
leaves three fingers of the picking hand free,
which allows for hybrid picking. Guitarists who
are notable for their use of this great technique
are for example: Chet Atkins, Roy Buchanan,
Danny Gatton, Steve Morse and Scotty Moore
among many others. We will start in this lesson
with a nice and easy“click clack” sounding
exercise only using the pick. Next step is already
a basic hybrid picking exercise to get your right
hand chops up and running. We will check out
Mystery Train in the style of the great Scotty Moore,
including some “flashy” lead lines still easy to play!
Plus a groovin’ Blues which every guitarist should
have in his pocket! Curious?
Well, let’s get started!