Learn cross picking on acoustic guitar in just 4 easy steps with this simple, easy-to-use approach!
Cross picking is a picking pattern that involves skipping strings in your picking pattern. It doesn’t use fingers, instead opting for a pick. It’s a great way to get that cascading finger pick sound but with more bite!
The hardest part of cross picking lies in switching pick directions. While normal strumming strikes all the strings in one direction, cross picking has you alternating pick direction with each string you strike.
To help you learn how to cross pick, I’ve created 4 easy steps — think of them as checkpoints or mini-lessons. Once you feel good at one part, move on to the next one!
On one final note, don’t forget to check out the cross picking musicians that I’ve listed in the episode. They’re incredibly talented and worth giving a listen to if you’re interested in learning this great strumming pattern.
Featured in this Episode…
- Gwenifer Raymond
- Bob Minner