Watch the Hybrid Picking, Double Stops & Open Strings online guitar lesson by Jeff McErlain from Play in the Style of Billy Gibbons
In this next section of eight licks we're going to take a look at Billy Gibbons' use of hybrid picking, double-stops, and his unique use of open strings. All of these techniques work together perfectly as we will see in the upcoming section. I cannot stress enough the importance of getting the hybrid picking technique together. As my friend David Grissom said in his TrueFire course: "Not being able to hybrid pick is like leaving money on the table". Wise words from a fellow Texan. Once I started using hybrid picking it became much easier over time and I cannot imagine playing the guitar without it. It is just as useful in lead playing as it is rhythm, so practice the heck out of these following licks!