[Menvi-discuss] hybrid picking

Chris Smart csmart8 at cogeco.ca
Tue Dec 18 17:26:35 EST 2012


Hi there.

Yep, really, for every picking or hand position rule, you can find 
someone famous and talented who does something different. *grin*

For example, Mark Knopfler and Jeff Beck both play electric and 
entirely with fingers.



At 01:30 PM 12/18/2012, you wrote:
>that's definately appriciated.
>  so, i'll just figure out now how to do it now that i have an 
> idea on how to do it. thanks for clairfying. :)
>Timothy
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>On Dec 18, 2012, at 10:54 AM, Chris Smart wrote:
>
>>Timothy, I think it's more a matter of what sound you want. 
>>a  pick usually gives a crisper attack compared to the flesh of 
>>fingertips. Of course, this is less of an issue if you are using 
>>your nails.
>>
>>Typically if picking a whole chord all at the same instant, so 
>>there is no strum, just the chord starting all at once, your pick 
>>plays the bottom note and your remaining fingers pluck the other 
>>notes of the chord. If you were playing a root position C major 
>>chord, your pick would get the C on the fifth string, and your 
>>remaining fingers would get the fourth third and second strings, 
>>or maybe the third through first strings.
>>
>>Anyway, there is no right or wrong way, only what works for you 
>>and gets you the sounds you want to hear. If you want to use 
>>thumb and fingers and no pick, go for it. It works for lots of 
>>people just fine. You asked about hybrid picking, which I was 
>>attempting to describe.
>>
>>
>>
>>At 12:09 AM 12/18/2012, you wrote:
>>>see i do chicken picking with only my fingers as it's easier for me.
>>>wander if I could figure a way to do that with hybrid picking as 
>>>well. the pic get's in my way. i have picks but don't use them 
>>>for chicken picking.
>>>i use them for a crisp sound in drop d but i'm slowly using more 
>>>and more of my fingers for things as i'm finding it's easier.
>>>so how do you do this.
>>>basically if you are in a c cord then the way i'm understanding 
>>>this is your pick would play for example, the first half of the 
>>>cord while your fingers are picking the seckent half of the cord.
>>>so, if i'm understanding this write then again, couldn't you do 
>>>that with your fingers and be faster?
>>>Timothy
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>>>On Dec 17, 2012, at 4:04 PM, Chris Smart wrote:
>>>
>>>>also, chicken picking as used by the country players is an 
>>>>example of pick plus fingers technique.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>At 02:38 PM 12/17/2012, you wrote:
>>>>>Hi there.
>>>>>
>>>>>Well, the idea is that your pick or a thumb pick hits one 
>>>>>note, usually the root of a chord, while your finger or 
>>>>>fingers hit other notes in the chord. The benefit to this 
>>>>>technique is that you can get the notes to sound 
>>>>>simultaneously, as a block chord. Then, when it comes time to 
>>>>>solo or play single notes, your pick is still in your hand.
>>>>>
>>>>>If you are really interested in this technique and have a 
>>>>>decent sighted teacher to help you, Gustavo Assis-Brasil's 
>>>>>book Hybrid Picking for Guitar thoroughly explores this 
>>>>>technique. The first half of the book is comprised of 
>>>>>exercises, and the second half is music of various kinds, 
>>>>>including some twelve-tone stuff.  Again, you'll need a 
>>>>>sighted person to read the notation or you'll have to get 
>>>>>someone to transcribe it into Braille.
>>>>>
>>>>>Chris
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>Chris
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>At 01:29 PM 12/17/2012, you wrote:
>>>>>>hello all -
>>>>>>does anyone know how to do hybrid picking on the guitar?
>>>>>>it seems like it would be easier to use your fingers 
>>>>>>exclusively then to use a pick along with your fingers.
>>>>>>can someone add me on skype and show me how to do this properly?
>>>>>>thanks.
>>>>>>my skype is djtimothy1
>>>>>>
>>>>>>Timothy
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