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Basic Hybrid Picking Exercises

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Here we're using a C chord, again it's pretty much the same exercise. By now your fingers should be staying together, and getting used to grabbing two strings. If this is not the case, be sure to let me know.

Play the 5th string with the pick, the double stop with your fingers. For this one you pull up on the 2nd, and 3rd strings with the middle and ring finger.

No muting techniques on this exercise either, but you can try this technique. If you're feeling comfortable with these exercises, try them with palm muting. Rest your palm on the upper strings of the guitar, just barely touching them to muffle the strings. Pick the 5th string while you do this, and you can hear the difference in the sound. We will cover this later, but you can give it a try if you want.

This one is also a root/5 exercise, the root is the 5th (A) string in the 3rd fret. The open 3rd (G) string is the 5th, and the 2nd (B) string in the 1st fret is another C note.

Lesson Info
Instructor J.D. Jarrell
Basic Hybrid Picking Exercises