Country Style Hybrid Picking

by Chris Shofner

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  • The “Country Style Hybrid Picking Lesson” is a short etude designed to develop right hand technique. This picking style is indicative of country music and “chicken picking” in particular. This hybrid style adds the second, third and fourth fingers to a standard flat picking technique and gives the player a unique control over picking dynamics and tone. Please note that it is very important to pay close attention to the specific down and upstrokes in the lesson.

    Techniques covered in this lesson include:

    Hybrid Picking
    Alternate Picking
    Alternating Bass Notes

    Key: C
    Chords: C, Dm, Em, F, G, Am, Bm, C
    Bpm: 105

    Gear: Partscaster Tele>Wampler Ego Compressor> Wampler Paisley Drive>Vox AC15 with Celestion Blue and various tone mods.


    C Major

    C Major Pentatonic
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