This lesson explains what hybrid picking is and shows you how to do it. If you're getting bored with strumming and you would like to change things up a bit, hybrid picking is a great technique to learn. The ability to hybrid pick will make you stand out as a guitar player because there aren't too many pickers out there that know how.
In this lesson I'll show you how to play Somebody's Heartbreak by Hunter Hayes. This song is a little more challenging because of the rhythm and hybrid picking. It's a tough song to figure out but it's definitely worth learning.
Here is a fun flatpicking lesson from Banjo Ben Clark! This song is great for those of you who are relatively new to flatpicking. For more great bluegrass lessons from Ben, I would highly recommend checking out banjobenclark.com. Also be sure to check out Banjo Ben's band The Purple Hulls! Photo from Banjo Ben's myspace album.
In part II of this lesson series, we'll go over how to play the verse, chorus, and bridge of this song. The verses are very similar to the intro that was taught in part I, but there are a few differences that are worth learning. This is one of my favorite country songs on the charts today!
August 06, 2012 | Country | LEVEL 4 | Chords and Lyrics
In this lesson, I'll go over the first position of the E minor pentatonic scale and I'll show you some cool tricks and techniques that will improve your solos and improvisation.
This lesson shows a little more complicated way to play Wanted by Hunter Hayes. I went over an easier way to play this a while back, but I got a request to teach the more difficult version. This is a great lesson for those a litte newer to hybrid picking.
January 24, 2012 | Country | LEVEL 3 | Chords and Tablature
This lesson goes over how to play a challenging bluegrass riff in the key of G. The riff is tough to play up to speed, but it also sounds great when you play it a lot slower. To build up your speed and picking efficiency, try to replicate the up and down pick strokes I use in the video.
December 02, 2012 | Bluegrass | LEVEL 4 | Tablature
In this lesson, I'll go over how to play Getting You Home by Chris Young. It's a somewhat easy song to play for y'all that like to strum and sing along.
This song involves some challenging hybrid picking. Hunter Hayes is a great guitar player and he makes it sound easy. I would recommend this lesson to the more experienced pickers.
Better Than I Used To Be is a great song to learn if you enjoy playing and singing. It's really catchy and most people have probably heard this one. Not a bad song to pull out for your friends. It's not terribly difficult, but it's a great one to learn to practice vocals.
April 15, 2012 | Country | LEVEL 2 | Chords and Tablature
This is a great song to push you to the next level with your hybrid picking. The hybrid picking is fairly difficult and so is the syncopated rhythm. This lesson is recommended for pickers that have been playing guitar for about five to ten years.
March 25, 2012 | Country | LEVEL 4 | Chords and Tablature