Hybrid picking, also known as Chicken picking, is a tricky picking technique. But it doesn’t have to be.
This episode will break down this complex technique into 4 simple steps so you can add this technique to your acoustic guitar repertoire!
The basic premise of hybrid picking is to use both your flatpick and your fingers to play a picking pattern. The result is a super-fast, textured, and pronounced sound that is different from both fingerstyle and flatpicking. It’s extremely fun once you get it under your belt, and it’s sure to turn some heads when you bust it out.
Hybrid picking is difficult because it requires you to maintain control over your flatpick strokes while still executing a fingerpicking pattern. However, when done properly, you’ll be able to play some great riffs. For example, this week’s TAC Guitar Lick Challenge uses hybrid picking!
By the end of this episode, you’ll have four actionable steps to work towards to help you hybrid pick. So, whether you’re just looking to add a new technique to your arsenal or there’s a specific song that requires you to hybrid pick, I hope this lesson was helpful for you!
If you want to share what you thought about hybrid picking, be sure to drop a comment below and let me know how you use hybrid picking in your guitar routine!
Featured in this Episode…
- The Fellowship of Acoustics New Featured Guitar
- Atelier Rosenkrantz
- J.B. Hart Music Co.
- Dave Grohl’s New Book “The Storyteller”