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Watch the Hybrid Picking online guitar lesson by David Grissom from Open Road Guitar

Most of the time when playing, I use a technique called hybrid to picking. That is where we use both the pick and fingers on the right hand. I use the pick and the second and third fingers. I can play chords in much the same way as a piano does, but hitting all the notes at the same time. Another technique is where I will use my middle finger and literally pull the string up and let it pop against the frets. We hear Albert King and Albert Collins do this quite a bit. You cannot get that sound with a pick! Hybrid picking also allows me to play bass notes on lower strings and fret chords and single notes above as you can see in the examples in the video. Hybrid picking is an integral part of my style, and you will see throughout the rest of the course how to use it in many different ways.