Lesson 3 – Hybrid Picking Rhythm Course
Lesson ID: A0123
Up until this point in our hybrid picking course, I’ve taught y’all a few of my favorite hybrid picking patterns that you can use in country songs as a replacement for strumming. In this lesson, I’ll show you some nice chord embellishments that will make your hybrid picking rhythm sound more interesting. First, we’ll work through a 16 measure long practice progression that’s loaded with chord embellishments. After you master the progression, practice along with me at two different speeds!
Just posted the third lesson in our hybrid picking course and plenty more on the way soon! In the next lessons of this course, I’ll show y’all some good songs you can use to practice this type of hybrid picking, and then we’ll start looking at some Travis picking. Really looking forward to the Travis picking segment. Early next week, I’m planning to post some of my favorite Tony Rice style licks. It’ll be good stuff for all the flatpickers out there…I’ll teach you the licks with tablature and also give you a good breakdown of scales that Tony Rice… Read more »
I just listened to the videos and now can go back on them and practice with them. Good stuff! I like the way the course progresses with adding more to what is already been taught.
Nice, thanks Phil, really glad you like it! Hope it’ll keep you busy for a bit. More on the way!
excellent! Although I went through this and did it well enough to tempo ,, all three saved ,, going to listen and watch you tomorrow and practice till i get this good as you!
Thanks John! Yep, practice makes perfect for this stuff here. I’m actually working on the next lesson in this series right now so you’ll have some more hybrid picking to work on soon. Going to cover a couple new patterns and some songs to use for practice. Out of town this weekend but will post the video early next week. Glad you’re enjoying the series!
This hybrid pattern sounds nice with the G and C chords, but when I do the D chord with this pattern, it sounds shallow and tinny, and basically crappy. I’ll have to look at the D chord differently and deviate from the pattern to something else when using the D chord.
Yep feel free to change it up however! No rules on this stuff. Sometimes the D chord won’t sound as full with hybrid picking on strings one through four…to make a sound a bit fuller, if I have two measures of D to work with, I’ll pick the first bass note on the open D string in the first measure…let it ring..then pick the open 5th string as the bass note in the second measure..let that ring as a nice overtone. I usually like the overall tone of hybrid picking over the D chord if I let the notes ring… Read more »
Yes! Your idea sounds better and gives the D chord some hope. I’m experimenting with hitting different strings as well and it has a richer sound now. And thank you for mentioning the F chord because I also had the same issue there, and I even tried it with the F barre chord to see if that was better. The trouble is, I’m still too slow getting to the F barre chord and it’s easy for me to not press a string enough, so it buzzes. But my F barre chord keeps getting better over time. Come to think of… Read more »
Another great series, Devin. Reminds me a little of how Townes Van Zandt plays – really cool vibe for sure. Really enjoying it although, must admit, I am finding it trickier than the fill riffs. I think it’s the timing that gets me. But I’m sure I’ll be fine after a bit more work with it. Your pacing of the lessons, building a little at a time, certainly helps!
Another great lesson. Can’t wait to move on to the next. Thanks, Devin!
Man I’m glad I found your site Devin these lessons are awesome.
nice hybrid picking patters from lesson 1 and 2 plus that extra chord embellishments giving a great afternoon to spend on a guitar playing relax country songs
cheers for your time spend on it
Very pleasant to play!
I think this is starting to make me change my whole approach to picking over chords. Whereas I have always sought to keep the same pattern of picking and in particular the order of the fingers and pick throughout the song as much as possible, I’m now starting to see it as keeping a “library” of “bars of picking” where the order of fingers and pick might change a bit rather than keeping to that strict pattern. Hope that makes sense but it could be a game-changer for me.