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Country Hybrid Picking with an Alternating Bass Line

Lesson 2 – Hybrid Picking Rhythm Course
Lesson ID: A0122

In this lesson, we’re going to add more to the country hybrid picking pattern that we studied in the previous lesson of this series. We’ll get comfortable alternating the bass line with our pick which will get you ready to learn some of the more difficult hybrid picking patterns that we’ll be covering later in this course. After you learn the pattern, try practicing it over the chord progressions of your favorite country songs.

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Hybrid Picking Pattern

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Curtis
Curtis(@curtis)
5 years ago
Reply to  Devin

Love it, thanks Devin!

Derek
Derek(@derek)
5 years ago

Awesome can’t wait for more videos on this!

John
John(@johnmyhandymangmail-com)
5 years ago

really cool stuff for sure and so happy I’m here! I know I could use these lessons! simply awesome stuff!

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

i understand your joy john , perfect for a first step !

Terry
Terry(@terryturnellyahoo-ca)
5 years ago

Devin love the cross picking lessons – hope it is ok to use the thumb instead of a pick – keep em coming.

brunobernardon
brunobernardon(@brunobernardongmail-com)
4 years ago
Reply to  Terry

I am picking with the thumb too.

Gerry
Gerry(@gerry)
5 years ago

NEVERMIND! got it! You mentioned watching the previous lessons before this one…which lesson do you recommend? thanks!

brunobernardon
brunobernardon(@brunobernardongmail-com)
4 years ago

Great lesson! Thanks!

jonathan
jonathan(@jonathanhembreygmail-com)
4 years ago

Another cool lesson. How important are the fingernails in getting a good tone? I’m just picking with the ends of my fingers.

jonathan
jonathan(@jonathanhembreygmail-com)
4 years ago
Reply to  Devin

Right on. Thanks for the info. I’ll check that guy out for sure!

Jocelyn
Jocelyn(@jocelyn)
4 years ago

I used to play classical guitar Devin, adding fingers with the pick I feel not comfortable…I persevere because it is so beautiful to play like this…

Jason
Jason(@silvereliminator04hotmail-com)
4 years ago

If you only used your pick but played the same notes, would that be called cross picking?

Gord Allen
Gord Allen(@bullwhip186)
2 years ago

Devin, in lesson 1 you presented two different patterns the second one you used for when you sing. Should we concentrate on the singing one more as you used it today. I won’t use the first pattern to practise as alternating base is used so much more as it sounds better.
Thanks for today.
BE SAFE!

jerseychicadee
jerseychicadee(@jerseychicadee)
2 years ago

Started Lesson 2…and…. back to lesson 1. Lol

jerseychicadee
jerseychicadee(@jerseychicadee)
2 years ago

I was working on the Molly Tuttle style lesson. Went to YouTube started watching Townes Van Zandt videos and the documentary BE HERE TO LOVE ME. Progressed into Guy Clark songs. So, hours later, I’m on Ultimate Guitar looking up all these songs, playing along as I’m able. All of a sudden I hear myself playing a riff or a walk up or a fill here and there. WTF was that??!!?? Shocked myself!!! Whoot whoot!!

barry Benson
barry Benson(@barrybenson)
2 years ago

Hi Devin, just getting started, working on Lesson 3. The problem I am having is that after I pluck with the ring finger, somehow I am touching it with my finger as i move to the next note causing it to stop ringing. Any tips on how to handle that? perhaps focus on bending up the ring finger after plucking the target string

barry Benson
barry Benson(@barrybenson)
2 years ago
Reply to  barry Benson

Actuallu, I am still working lesson 2

Jean Galou
Jean Galou(@galou)
2 years ago

really clear and progressive! thx!