How To Hybrid Pick On Guitar

by Simon Candy

 

Hybrid Picking Guitar Article PicIn this video, you learn how to hybrid pick on guitar.

Hybrid picking is when you use both the pick and your fingers to play rhythm and lead guitar parts on the instrument.

It brings many benefits to your guitar playing, including variation in tone and the ability to switch between flat-picking and fingerpicking styles easily and effortlessly bringing much more diversity to your playing

In this lesson, you learn some simple but very effective drills designed to get you acquainted with hybrid picking.

You also learn how to combine hybrid picking with rhythm and lead guitar parts.

We will break down some common riffs that incorporate hybrid picking and how to incorporate these into your playing.

Watch the video below to learn more:

 

 

Hybrid Picking Drills: Notes Together

The following drills incorporate hybrid picking notes together:

 

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Hybrid Picking Guitar Drill 1

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Hybrid Picking Guitar Drill 2

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Hybrid Picking Guitar Drill 3

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Hybrid Picking Guitar Drill 4

 

Hybrid Picking Drill 2: Single Notes

The following drills incorporate hybrid picking notes singularly:

 

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Hybrid Picking Guitar Drill 5

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Hybrid Picking Guitar Drill 6

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Hybrid Picking Guitar Drill 7

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Hybrid Picking Guitar Drill 8

 

Hybrid Picking Chord Progression

The following is an example of applying hybrid picking in a rhythm guitar context via a simple chord progression:

 

Hybrid Picking Guitar Chord Pick 

 

Hybrid Picking Riffs

The following are examples of hybrid picking in a lead guitar context. These riffs can be played with a pick only, however, hybrid picking allows for more options and variation in tone:

 

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Hybrid Picking Guitar Riff 1

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Hybrid Picking Guitar Riff 2

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Hybrid Picking Guitar Riff 3

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Hybrid Picking Guitar Riff 4

 

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