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Lead Guitar Basics, Part 3: Picking Techniques

This lesson is part of the course Blues Guitar with Orville Johnson.
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Become a complete blues player through these lessons in country blues fingerpicking, blues lead guitar, and bottleneck slide, with great technique lessons and blues songs from Robert Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt, and more.
 
 
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Lead Guitar Basics, Part 3: Picking Techniques
Lead Guitar Basics, Part 3: Picking Techniques
 
You can use many different picking approaches when you’re play blues solos: a flatpick, bare fingers, fingerpicks, whatever it takes to get the sound you want. In this lesson Orville demonstrates a few handy techniques, including pick blocking, a great technique to use when you’re picking the notes with your fingers, and “raking” the strings (playing a quick flurry of notes across the strings) with the flatpick. While some kinds of music work best with strict alternating down-up picking, using a lot of downstrokes with the pick can give you a great sound for the blues.

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