Beginner Hybrid Picking

by Darius Wave

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  • Welcome to the Beginner Hybrid Picking lesson

    The idea of this lesson is to help beginners make a very first steps into the world of hybrid picking technique. Hybrid picking (also called chicken picking) can make licks with wide string skipping patterns, easy to play. It not only affects the comfort of playing but also affects the tone. Notes played with fingerpicking sound a little warmer, comparing to the typical picking (pick stroke). This way we get additional colors for our solos and we can improve our dynamics control.

    Gear used (in order of connection chain placement):

    1. SX SST57 electric guitar
    2. Behringer MIC100 tube preamp (-20db switch on, gain and out knobs about 50%)
    3. Presonus Inspire 1394 firewire audio interface (input gain 25%)
    4. Poulin LeXtac vst plug-in:
    - Channel - blue
    - Input 50%
    - Gain 70%
    - Pre EQ - brighter
    - Bass 50%
    - Middle 40%
    - Treble 50%
    - Contour 100%
    5. Kefir impulse loader (mix 100%)
    6. Impulse - Catharsis s-preshigh

    Tuning - Standard E

    Backing track chord progression:

    4/4 E | E | E | E | D | D | D | D |
    C#m9 | C#m9 | C#m9 | C#m9 | Asus2 | Asus2 | Asus2 | Asus2 |

    F#m7 | F#m7 | G#m7 | G#m7 | Asus2 | Asus2 | Bsus4 | B |
    F#m7 | F#m7 | G#m7 | G#m7 | Asus2 | Asus2 | Bsus4 | B | E | E ||


    Tempo: Main song tempo is 120 bpm. There are also backing tracks available at 60, 75, 90, 105 and 120 bpm.

    Time signature: 4/4

    Scales used in this lesson:

    E major



    E mixolydian mode



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