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Basic Hybrid Picking Exercises

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I'm often asked how to get started hybrid picking, this is the most basic exercise I could come up with. This is not a hot lick, it's just an exercise to help you get used to using your fingers with a pick.

I am using an A chord for this one, and making a bar with my index finger in the 2nd fret.

Play the open 5th string using the pick, and play the double stop with your fingers. You want your picking hand where you can pull up on the 3rd, and 4th strings with the middle and ring finger.

I'm not using any muting techniques on this exercise, that will come in later lessons. This is about getting used to using your fingers, along with a pick.

This is also a root/5 exercise, the root is the 5th (A) string, and the 4th (D) string in the 2nd fret is an E note. The 3rd (G) string in the 2nd fret, is another A note.

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Instructor J.D. Jarrell
Basic Hybrid Picking Exercises