Announcement: GuitarControl.com releases “Acoustic Guitar Lesson on Finger picking Technique”

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GuitarControl.com released a new video guitar lesson from GuitarControl.com instructor and creator Claude Johnson. In this guitar lesson, now available on YouTube.com, Claude Johnson teaches a lesson on finger picking on the acoustic guitar.

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Today I want to give you a quick lesson about finger picking on the acoustic guitar, I like to use my pick while I’m doing some finger plucking

“Today I want to give you a quick lesson about finger picking on the acoustic guitar”, says Johnson, “I like to use my pick while I’m doing some finger plucking”. This technique that Johnson is referring to is called hybrid picking and is staple in the country genre. “The reason I like to do this is so that I can go from a finger style to strumming without ever having to let go of my pick”, says Johnson. Claude demonstrates this using a chord pattern as follows; Em (E minor) to Am (A minor). The picking pattern that Claude plays is as follows; 6th string with the pick, first string with 3rd finger, 2nd string with 2nd finger, 3rd string with pick, first string with 3rd finger, 2nd string with 2nd finger, 3rd string with pick and finally ending with first string with 3rd finger. Johnson uses that pattern for the Em and then changes from the 6th string to the 5th string for the Am and keeps the rest of the sequence the same. Guitar TAB’s are available for this easy acoustic guitar lesson at GuitarControl.com.

Hybrid Picking is a technique where the guitarist uses a flat pick with the thumb and first finger and finger picks with the remaining fingers. Double Stops is the technique of playing two strings at the same time, usually done using the hybrid picking technique.

Claude Johnson
Claude Johnson, a native of Philadelphia PA, began playing guitar in 1990 after being inspired by players like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. He is the creator of GuitarControl.com and has helped 1000’s of people to learn to play the guitar with his critically acclaimed instructional DVD courses, all available at GuitarControl.com

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