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> Jamest -- Country Hybrid Picking, Lesson by Russel Cash
Hybrid Picking Exercises
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post Jul 12 2011, 03:45 AM
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Hybrid Picking Exercises
Lesson by Russel Cash.

Link to original Lesson:here

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This lesson was my first ever venture into country style guitar. It's kind of a "Country Riffing" sort of tune and follows a basic I, IV, V progression in Emaj. It was great for working on hybrid cause in addition to the cool sounding tune, it was easy to memorize and a little bit longer than some of the other GMC lessons. The length made it good for working on "getting through the changes". The trickiest part for me was the chromatic descending stuff in the 2nd part. I think it was because you're down on the b and e strings so you have reach a little bit and the pick and picking finger very close to each other during that part. The main thing I noticed was that, with hybrid, it's best to let your fingers do the work instead of the wrist. I think this will work out best with other hybrid picking tunes as well. Once you get used to "pulling" with your "hybrid fingers", it gets a lot easier to play quickly with this technique. I had to work pretty hard to get through a take as cleanly as the video below. It's not perfect cause there are a few notes that were played too softly. Something to work on going forward is going to be even-ness of volume. Even with a lots of compression, you still have to pick each note with reasonable consistency to get a smooth solid tone. Like I said in a post before "Country Guitar Rocks!". Thanks Russel for a great lesson. smile.gif

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post Jul 12 2011, 02:38 PM
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This one is pretty hard, nice hybrid picking, and well controlled. There are some minor timing issues, so it doesn't really sound convincing for 10 because of that, but everything else is great, and every note is heard loud and clear.

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post Jul 12 2011, 02:38 PM
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I think you nailed this one pretty well my friend! The only thing you have to work on is smoothing or evening out some notes, otherwise, good work!

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post Jul 12 2011, 10:33 PM
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I think it's a 10/10! the tone, the timing, the technique

you should go for a harder one now, and maybe try to write a piece in this style

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post Jul 13 2011, 01:31 PM
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Another nice one from you Jim, 9.3!

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