How to Hybrid Pick Guitar

How To : Use the hybrid picking technique for electric guitar

Hyrbid picking is most commonly used by country guitarists (Albert Lee, Brent Mason, John Jorgensen etc), but also by blues guitarists such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, as well rock guitarists such as Eric Johnson. Watch to learn from Kristofer Dahl how to play using this technique.

How To : Hold a guitar pick with the NYC Guitar School

In this how to video, you will learn how to hold a guitar pick. This is useful if you want to successfully rock out. A pick is a triangular piece of plastic. First, lay the back of the pick into the crease of your index finger. Next, lay your thumb perpendicularly across the b ...more

How To : Make guitar pick earrings out of credit cards

We've all heard of and seen guitar pick earrings. They're really rock'n'roll and show you've got an indie, alternative edge to your style. But sometimes we need to use those guitar picks for, well, guitar picking, so is there any other way to get the same look without sacrific ...more

How To : Properly hold a guitar pick

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to properly hold a guitar pick. Begin by placing the pick on the index finger. The bend the index finger to the thumb. Let the thumb hold the pick. It should be in a form of an X as you hold the pick between the index and thumb. The co ...more

How To : Hold your guitar pick in two different ways

Before learning how to play a guitar your going to want to know how to hold your guitar pick. First there is the one finger hold, this looks like you're making a fist. You don't want to make a hard fist but a loose one, not a of strain should be put on the hand. Move your thum ...more

How To : Make a guitar pick display case

To start off making the guitar pick case, the apparatus you need here is an old CD case, scissors, a pencil, ruler, background design, the guitar picks, blue tack, knife and glue. Open the CD case and remove the holder part of the CD case using the knife. Cover the back side u ...more

How To : Hold you guitar pick for more accuracy

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to properly hold a guitar pick. Don't hold the pick with the point facing down because it can easily slip and cause you to lose accuracy. Instead, hold the pick with the point facing forward. Don't let the pick stick out too much. Secu ...more

How To : Make a guitar pick from credit or gift cards

Reuse an expired credit or empty gift card to make a guitar pick instead of buying a brand new pick. You will need a pick, nail file (or sandpaper), card, and sharp scissors. Each card will probably yield about four or five picks. With a pen or Sharpie, outline your pick onto ...more

How To : Make DIY guitar pick earrings

In this video you learn to make earrings out of guitar picks. You will need round nose and regular pliers, wire cutters, 2 regular picks, bead reamer, earring hooks, jump rings, and long silver strands. Use the bead reamer to make a nice clean hole on the top edge of the guita ...more

How To : Hold your guitar and pick and have correct posture

There's more to playing guitar than just holding it and strumming it. There's a correct way to do things. You need proper posture and you need to hold the guitar correctly, whether you're left-handed or right-handed. Also, you need to hold your guitar pick the right way. This ...more

How To : Use a pick on your acoustic guitar

Learn how to properly hold and use the pick while playing acoustic guitar, with a little help from Charles Sedlak. Simple and easy, but one of the most important things (bet you didn't know that).

How To : Finger pick on the acoustic guitar

Check out this instructional acoustic guitar video that shows you a fun finger pick exercise from the verse of the Trip Fuse tune called "These Voices of Mine." Improve your guitar playing skills by watching this short tutorial video to learn how to finger pick on the acoustic ...more

How To : Pick when playing flamenco guitar

Here Charles Sedlak shows you three different techniques for picking when playing Flamenco on guitar. Not a technique for beginning guitar players; however, the video does include tablature for a basic scale.

How To : Travis pick using G, C, and D chords on guitar

Because of its portability, the acoustic guitar can be wonderful songwriting device. However, having a pocket symphony in your head–or pocket, as it were–does you little good if your hands aren't on board. Fortunately, YouTube user Sawlon is here to help you train your head an ...more

How To : Play rhythm guitar like Albert Lee

If you're a musician in need of some lessons, there's no better way to learn than with MusicRadar's so-called "Tuition" instructions. Although the title tuition is misleading, this video class is anything but costly, because it's free, right here. Whether you're looking for he ...more

How To : Use chicken pickin' on the guitar like Albert Lee

If you're a musician in need of some lessons, there's no better way to learn than with MusicRadar's so-called "Tuition" instructions. Although the title tuition is misleading, this video class is anything but costly, because it's free, right here. Whether you're looking for he ...more

How To : Shield your pickups cavity on your electric guitar

Single coil pick ups are notorious for being noisy and for having a lot of buzz. One way that you can get rid of the buzz and save yourself from sounding annoying and unprofessional on stage without messing with your volume knob or buying expensive noise gates is putting in co ...more

How To : Fingerpick on an acoustic guitar

Charles Sedlak shows you how to use your fingers for picking strings on your acoustic guitar. A great change when you're without a pick! Do you really need a guitar pick anyways? It's a choice, with or without, but most like without.

How To : Fingerpick the acoustic guitar for folk songs

If you told people you played folks songs even a decade or so ago, you could be sure that they would think you sat around outside a trailer park, a piece of hay stuck between your teeth and your fingers picking a banjo. But times have drastically changed since then. In fact, ...more

How To : Play blues on an electric guitar like Gary Moore

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How To : Play blues on an electric guitar like Peter Green

If you're a musician in need of some lessons, there's no better way to learn than with MusicRadar's so-called "Tuition" instructions. Although the title tuition is misleading, this video class is anything but costly, because it's free, right here. Whether you're looking for he ...more

How To : Play electric guitar blues like Stevie Ray Vaughn

If you're a musician in need of some lessons, there's no better way to learn than with MusicRadar's so-called "Tuition" instructions. Although the title tuition is misleading, this video class is anything but costly, because it's free, right here. Whether you're looking for he ...more

How To : Play blues on an electric guitar like Jimi Hendrix

If you're a musician in need of some lessons, there's no better way to learn than with MusicRadar's so-called "Tuition" instructions. Although the title tuition is misleading, this video class is anything but costly, because it's free, right here. Whether you're looking for he ...more

How To : Play blues on an electric guitar like Buddy Guy

If you're a musician in need of some lessons, there's no better way to learn than with MusicRadar's so-called "Tuition" instructions. Although the title tuition is misleading, this video class is anything but costly, because it's free, right here. Whether you're looking for he ...more

How To : Choose & Buy a Guitar

Choose and buy a Guitar - A beginners guide to the Guitar. The guitar is one of the most popular musical instruments there is, appealing to both the young and the not so young and spanning different musical genre's such as blues, pop, rock, classical and many more. So, Im gu ...more

How To : Play pinch harmonics on an electric guitar

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How To : Position finger and thumb

Learn how to position fingers and thumb while playing the acoustic guitar. Follow along with Peter Vogl as he covers left hand finger placement, left thumb placement, and holding the pick. Click on the QuickTime icon above to watch a video of this lesson.

How To : Buy An Electric Guitar

Choosing the right axe for you There are many choices and factors when it comes to buying a new electric guitar. Price, style, quality and comfort are major players. Many new guitarists start off with a box set, one that includes a guitar, amp and cable. These are good for t ...more

How To : Play power-piano guitar licks like Paul Gilbert

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How To : Play super-fast blues guitar like Paul Gilbert

If you're a musician in need of some lessons, there's no better way to learn than with MusicRadar's so-called "Tuition" instructions. Although the title tuition is misleading, this video class is anything but costly, because it's free, right here. Whether you're looking for he ...more

How To : Attach a pendant to an earring hook easily

What is the absolute, most basic thing you need to know in order to asemble an earring? Attaching the earring to its earring hook, of course. By learning how to do this, you'll be able to create a neverending host of funky earrings, from cool guitar pick earrings to drop penda ...more

How To : Take apart an iPod Nano 3rd generation for repair

In this tutorial, we learn how to take apart an iPod Nano 3rd generation for repair. First remove the back casing using a guitar pick. Next, use a flat tool to lift up the battery carefully and remove it from the casing. You will see three wires that lead to the launch board, ...more

How To : Fix a wet iPod or iPhone

Have you ever dropped your iPhone or iPod in water? Learn how to fix it here. Water can be very damaging to electronics because of its conductivity. You can avoid short circuiting your device by following the directions in this tutorial. Discover why water can hurt your electr ...more

How To : Play basic slide guitar

Grab your acoustic guitar, strap, and your pick and check out this free guitar lesson. This video tutorial will teach you rock or country rock guitarists how to play a a basic slide guitar. If you're not familiar with the slide, than you need to watch this instructional lesson ...more

How To : Use a digital tuner to tune your guitar

Guitars will need to be tuned continuously to ensure that it is tuned for the correct scale and notes so your music makes sounds the way you intend. If you haven’t been playing forever, you will probably need the assistance of an electric tuner to find the note. This video wil ...more

How To : Read tabs for electric guitar

So you want to be a rock star? You can either go The Ramones route and pick up a guitar and make some noise... Or, you can do what (in most cases) might be best and learn how to read tablature. In this free lesson, learn how to read and understand tablature.

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