My New Favorite Guitar Picks

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We just wanted to post a quick video to show you the new Woodtone Picks that I helped design. Long story short, I prototyped and sampled a ton of different pick shapes, and finally settled on three triangle shapes that felt very comfortable to grip. These new Woodtone Picks are made of an upgraded celluloid plastic and we put a ton of effort into making sure the edges of the picks are super smooth for better tone and less pick scraping noise.

We’re extremely happy with how the picks turned out! I use them as my go-to guitar pick and I’d put them up against any of the other high-dollar picks on the market. I like all of the sizes, but my personal favorites are the .96mm Small Triangle and .96mm Medium Triangle picks. If y’all have any questions about them, just let me know!

Here’s a link to the new picks if you want to check them out:
https://woodtonestrings.com/shop/?_sft_product_cat=guitar-picks

Fingerstyle Delta Blues in Double Drop D Tuning

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Lesson ID: A0207

In this guitar lesson, you’ll learn a 12 bar fingerstyle delta blues progression in double drop D tuning (DADGBD). This progression is best played at a slow speed and it has a really nice bluesy sound. We’ll work through the tablature two bars at a time until we cover all 12 bars. At the end, practice the 12 bar blues progression with me.

Pay close attention to my thumb that plucks the bass note line. The thumb plucks the bass note on each quarter note count and we’ll play various melody notes in between the bass line with our pointer and middle fingers. Overall, this is a great lesson for working on fingerstyle blues guitar.

The tablature download is available below the lesson video.

Video Start Time Lesson Topic
00:00 min Listen to the delta blues progression
00:46 min Line 1 – Bars 1 & 2
01:39 min Line 1 – Bars 3 & 4
02:33 min Line 2 – Bars 5 & 6
03:26 min Line 2 – Bars 7 & 8
04:17 min Line 3 – Bars 9 & 10
05:08 min Line 3 – Bars 11 & 12
06:05 min Practice all 12 bars with me

Outlaw Country Drop D Riffs and Strumming

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Lesson ID: A0202

In this guitar lesson, you’ll learn a few country guitar riffs in the style of Charlie Daniels. We’ll also use the chord progressions from “Long Haired Country Boy” by Charlie Daniels to practice some country strumming patterns and chord embellishments. Overall, this is a great lesson for developing that outlaw country sound on acoustic guitar.

Important Note: Everything that we cover in this lesson will be in Drop D Tuning D-A-D-G-B-E.

Overview

Strumming & Chords

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Drop D Guitar Riffs

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Triangle Guitar Picks for Flatpicking

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I’m a huge fan of the size and shape of these Woodtone Guitar Picks. They also have minimal pick scraping noise which is really important to me for flatpicking. Overall they’re winners.

Here are my two favorite picks if you wanted to check them out. It’s pretty amazing how each of these picks produces such a different tone — you can hear the difference in the demo video.

Click the “Guitar Pick Details” tab below for a link to the picks. Let me know what y’all think!

Demo Video