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!