Watch the Right Hand Techniques online guitar lesson by Mike Zito from Blues Americana
Alternate picking, hybrid picking and thumb and fingerstyle are a big part of my style of playing. I love the variety of right hand techniques. It gives me a lot of dynamics and tones and feels, without altering my actual sound. I can do it all with my right hand. If I want a more traditional sound, I will use my pick and alternate picking. If I want a warmer, softer attack, I'll use my fingers and thumb. Of course, combining the two are the best of both worlds for me.