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Makin’ Your Rhythm Guitar Country with Hybrid Picking

Lesson 1 – Hybrid Picking Rhythm Course
Lesson ID: A0121

This is the first guitar lesson in a series of videos where we’ll be showing y’all how to make your rhythm guitar sound country with hybrid picking. In this lesson, I’ll teach you a really useful hybrid picking pattern that can be applied to a ton of different country songs. This pattern will help get you comfortable using your pick in combination with the middle and ring fingers of your right hand. As we progress through this course, we’ll increase the hybrid picking difficulty and we’ll take a look at several different patterns that sound great in country, bluegrass, and folk music.

Video Start Time Lesson Topic
00:00 min Hybrid Picking Overview
02:38 min Hybrid Picking Pattern over G Chord
06:44 min Hybrid Picking Pattern over C Chord
07:48 min Hybrid Picking Pattern over D Chord
08:48 min Hybrid Picking Pattern to Use When You’re Singing
10:41 min Practice Progression
12:30 min Your Homework and Lesson Recap
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cassarta11
cassarta11(@cassarta11gmail-com)
4 years ago
Reply to  Devin

this one was a really threat… so useful Devin , i can t thank you enough honestly , keep it up cowboy

cassarta11
cassarta11(@cassarta11gmail-com)
4 years ago
Reply to  Devin

that would be great !

Noah
Noah(@noah)
5 years ago

Great job Devin, very clear teaching. I’m looking forward to more hybrid picking!

joe
joe(@joejbcustomcalls-com)
5 years ago

I’m gonna have to work at this one….but I’ll get it!

Phil
Phil(@psmithphilyahoo-com)
5 years ago
Reply to  Devin

You’re not the only one excited, Devin. So are we!!

wpcraigiii
wpcraigiii(@wpcraigiiihotmail-com)
5 years ago

Thanks Devin can’t wait for the rest of the lessons!! Bill

djkerwien246
djkerwien246(@djkerwien246aol-com)
5 years ago

awesome

Jordan
Jordan (@guest_819)
5 years ago

Hi Devin, I just wanted to say I’ve learned so much from your free lessons. Your lessons make my guitar playing sound great and I really have enjoyed your patient teaching. I will be taking the plunge and signing up for your gold pick annual membership tomorrow. Thanks for your efforts. Looking forward to the weekly lessons. Cheers! Jordan

tkeibler
tkeibler(@tkeiblerme-com)
4 years ago
Reply to  Jordan

Hey Jordan, did you take the plunge and sign up for lessons? Did they work out well for you? Let me know, I’m a new learner. Making progress that I can see (um hear), that’s good.

Phil
Phil(@psmithphilyahoo-com)
5 years ago

I’m getting up to speed on this using a metronome. I get used to one speed then increase the metronome in small increments. I look forward to more lessons on this!

John
John(@johnmyhandymangmail-com)
5 years ago

I’m pleased with this coarse , i really want to get better with hybrid picking patterns and even the intro here is great help! practicing and following your lessons

allangarvey123
allangarvey123(@allangarvey123gmail-com)
5 years ago

Devin,
I am new at hybrid picking, this is perfect for my level of guitar, sounds nice, thank you.

Respectfully yours,
Allan

Jorg
Jorg(@j-voxgmx-de)
5 years ago

I agree – excellent Job, Devin. Currently I’m just hopping in from time to time, cause I’m really working on making some progress with the other lessons. But, everytime I struggle with something, I have a look at your videos. They (you) are so motivating – simply brilliant. Thank you so much, Devin and cheers from Germany

Dan
Dan(@djmclawsgmail-com)
5 years ago

Just starting this lesson. It does feel awkward, but starting slowly. I need more finger nails on my right hand to keep the pick from drowning out the other notes.

aezpegasus
aezpegasus(@aezpegasusyahoo-com)
4 years ago

Woo Hoo! Just signed up. So excited I don’t know where to start!!

aezpegasus
aezpegasus (@guest_1195)
4 years ago
Reply to  Devin

Does it matter what kind of pick to use? When using the pick in hybrid picking, it seems all I hear is the bass notes. I notice your middle and ring fingernails also catch the other strings to make them ring louder. Or I could just not use the pick.

brunobernardon
brunobernardon(@brunobernardongmail-com)
4 years ago

Very cool!

jonathan
jonathan(@jonathanhembreygmail-com)
4 years ago

Great lesson!

naskorhan
naskorhan(@naskorhanlive-com)
4 years ago

I’m going to have to practice this one a lot more I have always had trouble with using the hybrid picking.

cassarta11
cassarta11(@cassarta11gmail-com)
4 years ago

Devin , many thanks for this lesson. For an introduction , it s perfect. i am really delight with your courses and hope you ll still teach for many years. this is my first step in hybrid and my fingerpicking as finally found an harmony and great rhtymn.. feels good to get into this ! Work in progress as we say 😉

song of the day : don williams – old boys like me

cassarta11
cassarta11(@cassarta11gmail-com)
4 years ago
C White
C White(@g)
2 years ago

Really enjoying the hybrid picking lessons. It’s an area I am really focusing on right now.
This lesson was very helpful.

Thanks Devin

Gord Allen
Gord Allen(@bullwhip186)
2 years ago

That was a truly interesting lesson. It will take some serious practice time. I happy the tab is there. It will aid in working on this. Devin, is there anyway you can add a snippet of the tab when you are presenting the pattern. Just a measure or two. I know I learn better if I see something that explains the concept. It will help clarify your words. You fingers move too fast for me. This idea is for new material as I think it would be too difficult to go back and insert snippets. I think I’m not the… Read more »

jerseychicadee
jerseychicadee(@jerseychicadee)
2 years ago

My favorite so far …today…

jerseychicadee
jerseychicadee(@jerseychicadee)
2 years ago

I love homework!

jerseychicadee
jerseychicadee(@jerseychicadee)
2 years ago

This lessons has taught me a lot. I’ve wanted to learn this style of picking but no one has ever presented it as well as you!!! Thank you!

jerseychicadee
jerseychicadee(@jerseychicadee)
1 year ago

I find myself coming back to this lesson over and over. I’ve screen shot it, printed it, downloaded it. By far my favorite. I can play it by memory now and catch myself sitting in the dark unconsciously picking it out.

Sybille Roger
Sybille Roger(@sroger)
1 year ago

I really appreciate the clarity in the video. You really explain things very well

George Lange
George Lange(@georgeanddoris66hotmail-com)
1 year ago

nice

Stéphane Coquio
Stéphane Coquio(@etienne)
1 year ago

It s a maravellousl piece of music .Could I know the title of the song?..Thanks for your so Wonderfull sens of pedagogy Kevin !

Helmut
Helmut(@helmut)
1 year ago

oh yes, I like that a lot, but it’s still very unusual for me. First of all, I have to take it very slowly.

Kevin
Kevin(@kevin-mooresvirginmedia-com)
7 months ago

Totally motivated to do this course. I’ve been playing “Mystery Train” in the style of the late, great Scotty Moore which is hybrid picked but I want to go right back to the beginning to develop the style to be able to apply anywhere.