In this guitar lesson, I’ll teach y’all one of my favorite hybrid picking patterns that involves plucking a basic melody line with your fingers while the pick alternates between bass notes. This technique will prepare you for playing songs in the style of Chet Atkins and Merle Travis. You can play this pattern over just about any chord and it’s useful for country, folk, bluegrass, and blues guitar. First I’ll teach you the hybrid picking pattern and then I’ll give you tips as we work through the practice progression. Download practice tablature below the video, and after you master the hybrid picking pattern, play along with the practice video!
Alternate the Bass Line and Pluck the Melody
Lesson 4 – Hybrid Picking Rhythm Course
Lesson ID: A0131
Hybrid Picking Pattern