Awesome etude Russel - and your spoken vidoe was really informative. Thanks a lot!
Very Useful lesson! th!nks man,
Cool, beginner country rocks
Dude just the sounds so killer....awesometastic
This is great Russell .... Ineed to practice this .... Great country vibe there
This is awesome, Russell! It's a must study for all who want to have experience and the beginnings of proficiencies in many styles. I'm studying this one for sure!
Awesome lesson, can't wait to try this out! Keep on rockin' that beard too man!
Nice exercises! Great job!
Great bunch of awesome lines. Well done
nice lesson, thanks
Excellent exercises Russell !
Great stuff, I wanna learn some of these:)
oh man, I so want to learn this. The sound you got is spot on!
Very useful. Make me understand how the cowboy's 'r picking there axe's
Awesome sound, this is like Brian Setzer! Stray Cats!
This is so cool Thanks Russel!
A variety of exercises! Cool!
nice practice thanks
Hello everyone and welcome to the lesson. In this lesson I will show you some basic hybrid picking exercises that will work over a 12 bar blues in E as well as creating some melodic riffs in E major. At the end of th4e lesson I show you a riff over 12 bars finger picking. You should be able to hear the difference in tone.
Hybrid picking is a style of playing used by many country players that incorporates using a standard pick while also using the remaining fingers on your picking hand. That's not to say only country players use this technique. The lesson example was create specifically in an alternating pattern so that you will play each down stroke with your pick and the upstroke with your middle finger. This should help you a little getting used to playing this style. Remember also that the more you dig into the strings with the meat of your fingers will create a pop or funk sound.
Tone - For this lesson I used the Line 6 Amp Farm software playing through the Class A 30 Top Boost amp modulation that is supposed to sound like a Vox. I'm also using a noise gate, compressor, analog delay, reverb and phaser for effects,
The Licks - Most of these licks will work in any genre of music from country, blues, rock, surf etc. In all of the licks we will be pulling off to open strings. On many occasions we don't want the open strings to ring out. You can dampen these notes by not pulling your fingers off all the way. This will deaden the notes and add to a more country funk sound.
Feel free to contact me if you need more help.