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Half Picking: Etude - Full Video

Sean Conklin 456 lessons

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Welcome!

In this tutorial we are going to look at a technique I call "half picking". Half picking involves patterns where every other note is played with a pick. The notes that are not picked will be played using legato. For example, here's what a half picked pattern might look like:

picked note, pull-off, picked note, hammer-on, picked note, pull-off, picked note, hammer-on, etc.

Notice how in between each picked note there is a legato note? So with half picking, we'll only be picking half of the notes that actually sound.

In this tutorial, we'll first learn a half picking etude (played in the above video). Then, in the last few lessons, we'll learn a few more ways we can apply the technique.

When you're ready, head on over to the next page to begin!

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