Watch the Texas Shuffle online guitar lesson by David Hamburger from Blues Alchemy

A lot of the snap and bite that Albert Collins got out of his Telecaster had to do with the fact that he played with a capo and picked with his index finger instead of using a pick. You can still produce that Collins sound by palming your pick temporarily, then hooking your index finger under a string, pulling away from the guitar and then letting the string snap back to the fretboard. For extra credit, hammer on to another note immediately after.

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