How to Hybrid Pick

Sponsored by Elixir® Strings

In this beginner acoustic guitar lesson, guitarist Marc Seal demonstrates an easy way to learn hybrid picking.  This versatile technique combines both flatpicking and fingerstyle playing to create a unique sound that can be used in practically all styles.


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Marc Seal
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Joey Lusterman
Joey Lusterman

Opinionated creative slash beginning guitarist. Joey has worked in every department at Acoustic Guitar in the past 10+ years: front desk, ad sales, editorial, sound guy, camera man, booth babe, email coder, podcast editor, photographer, book designer…