Watch the Pick Scrapes online guitar lesson by Chris Buono from 60 Electric Guitar Techniques You MUST Know

Pick + strings + angst = pick scrape! Face planting the pick into the lower wound strings and scraping it against them as you glide down the neck is what pick scraping is all about. It's guttural, it's visceral, it's rock 'n roll.

Looking for inspiration? Just dust off your vinyl copy of Boston's debut album and listen to Tom Scholz just destroy. Along with Scholz's pick scrape supremacy, there are plenty of one-off moments to gush over such as James Hetfield's announced pick scrape leading into Kirk's solo in "Master of Puppets".