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Chris Feener's Hybrid Picking Metal-style

Instructor: Chris Feener Total lessons in study:
Chris goes over the hybrid-picking technique and applies it to a metal context, both with lead playing as well as riffing.

1. Hybrid Picking with Lead Playing

1. Hybrid Riffing - Introduction
Cool Riffs
Metal
Advanced
Hey everyone! This tutorial is based around a technique that I've found becoming more and more predominant in my rhythm playing, and I've had a few questions regarding the use of this technique - that technique being hybrid picking (incorporating pick-hand fingers, as well as the pick itself). I'll begin by addressing ...Read More
2. Hybrid Riffing - Riff 1
Cool Riffs
Metal
Advanced
RIFF 1 contains a whole bunch of hybrid picking and legato. This approach offers a rather 'robotic' sound, as many of the notes lack having a defined 'beginning', ie., a pick stroke. Focus heavily on the notated legato, pick-hand middle finger use as well as the pick directions to most effortlessly execute these riffs.Read More
3. Hybrid Riffing - Riff 2
Cool Riffs
Metal
Advanced
RIFF 2 contains more of a 'call and answer' approach, as far as technique goes. It begins with a more pick-heavy riff, and is then followed by a hybrid/legato descending lick. Here, we'll get a clearer understanding of how having this weapon in our arsenal, to be pulled out once in a while, can contribute to our riffs in a ...Read More
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4. Hybrid Riffing - Backing Track
Cool Riffs
Metal
Advanced
The tempo of this etude is 140BPM. Start slow, as demonstrated, and make sure you build up to the official tempo using all the necessary techniques while maintaining cleanliness.Read More

2. Hybrid Picking with Riffing

5. Hybrid Metal 101 - Harmonic Minor
Exercises
Metal
Advanced
Hey guys! This two-part tutorial will be covering a technique that I've been asked to examine quite a few times (especially with my latest Youtube video release of an instrumental I wrote entitled 'The Second Surface'). Incorporating hybrid picking into metal soloing. If done effectively and using the right tone, this techn...Read More
6. Hybrid Metal 101 - Arpeggios
Exercises
Metal
Advanced
So let's spread it out and get to the meat and potatoes of what this technique is really about. Hybrid picking is fantastic way of covering wide intervals without making any drastic right hand movements. EXERCISE 1: This exercise highlights a minor seven (m7) arpeggio and is fairly 'confined' on the fretboard - meaning we ...Read More

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