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The Hybrid Technique

by JazzMaverick

9 Dec 2008
Views: 12237

The hybrid technique is using the pick and fingers. This is used mainly by country musicians but many Jazz musicians use it now as it's pretty handy.

The pick is held in between the index finger and the thumb, the other three fingers are then free to play each of the treble strings respectively. One of the most demanding aspects of this technique is getting the 3rd and 4th fingers of the rigth hand to operate independently. You'll find this fairly difficult with the left hand when you start to play demanding chords, this is because there are small muscles in the fingers that get very little exercise away from playing a musical instrument.




The pick is almost always downstrokes whilst the fingers play what ever it is you're playing. This approach to picking shouldn't be your first, it's fairly difficult and is best approached once you've become adept at playing with the fingers and the pick independently.




V m r l V l r m V l r l V r l r
E |-----------------0---|-------0------------|-------0---------0--|------------0-------|
B |-------------0-------|------------0-------|------------0-------|-------0---------0--|
G |---------0-----------|-----------------0--|--------------------|--------------------|
D |---------------------|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
A |---------------------|---0----------------|--------------------|---0----------------|
E |---0-----------------|--------------------|---0----------------|--------------------|

Seperate picking to help you get used to using your little finger.

V = downstroke with the pick
m = middle (2nd) finger
r = ring (3rd) finger
l = little (4th) finger





E |------------0---------|-------0---------0----|-------0---------0----|-----------0---------|
B |-------0----0----0----|-------0----0----0----|------------0---------|------0----0----0----|
G |-------0---------0----|------------0---------|-------0----0----0----|------0---------0----|
D |----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|---------------------|
A |----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|---------------------|
E |--0-------------------|--0-------------------|--0-------------------|--0------------------|


The next thing you could do is look at my Bossa Nova lessons and use those chords with this technique.

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Comments:

01
12.09.2008
  patleh

could barley do it. it looks insane cool.

02
12.09.2008
  soy.el.che

well.. honestly, ive lost all my picks

03
12.09.2008
  RelaxedDude

Ive already learned to fingerpick without using my pinky, i dont know if I could relearn it XD

This is a good lesson tho

04
12.09.2008
  JazzMaverick

I lose my picks all the time too. So I went on ebay and bought a bag full of jazz III picks. They're smaller than normal picks but are easier to control. Used in a number of genres including metal.

Try and think; there's no such thing as hard, just a worthy challenge. Should make this lesson easier.

05
12.09.2008
  BodomBeachTerror

i use jazz III picks, i find that they are alot easier to use, especially when tremolo picking

06
12.16.2008
  patleh

this is actually working really well. im working on a opening to a song where i slide the pick up the e string and it the bottim three strings with a d chord with my middle finger.

07
12.29.2008
  guitarmastergod

lol i use jazz III's to, cause they have a pointer tip for shredding, and i saw alexi laiho used them and im a fan of his so i thought if he used them i should. i ended up liking them though.

also on the second tab, there is no thing to show wich fingers to use.. can u use which ever are the most comfortable?

08
12.29.2008
  JazzMaverick

It's the same as the first, the little finger always plays the first(high E) string, ring always plays the B string, then (arguably)middle plays the G and D string but the pick (Thumb and first finger) always play the A and low E string.

Though if you're playing it in a rolling motion everything's often moved up. So looking at the first example, but the middle, ring and little fingers are instead playing on the D, G, and B - that's possible.

I recommend learning "Diablo - Into Town" to help get your fingers used to finger picking.

09
03.26.2009
  shawn7656

typos you should fix:

"r = fing (3rd) finger"
and
"You'll find with the left hand when you start to play demanding chords."

im pretty sure the second one is a fragment...

dont wanna be a grammatical freak i just noticed them

love your lessons though
keep em coming

10
03.27.2009
  JazzMaverick

Ouch :P

They're sorted now though. Thanks.

11
06.05.2009
  les_paul

I started doing this exercise today and recomened it to everyone. I'm doing a cover of turn turn turn by the byrds on another forum and Roger Mcguinn uses this through the whole song.

Great lesson!

12
06.06.2009
  JazzMaverick

Glad you like it LP!

13
07.25.2010
  guythatwantstoplaygoodguitarguy

Thats cool : )

14
07.25.2010
  nullnaught

I use this method as a last resort.

15
07.25.2010
  JazzMaverick

That's fair enough dude - everyone has their own approach. :)

16
07.25.2010
  nullnaught

You missunderstand me jazzy. What i mean is if its too difficult to pick the notes then I use the hybrid technique. Thats all.

17
12.10.2010
  unkindestjohnny

rather then using a pick i just go full on fingerpicking. i do hybrid picking too but not as much

18
12.11.2010
  nullnaught

Now this is all i do anymore. The hybrid picking style.

19
12.12.2010
  gshredder2112

Hybrid picking with jazz III/s is an amzing combonation and for any nonbelievers go to youtube and watch dANNY gattons redneck jazz explosion.

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