Pick and choose

Having primarily focused on soloing for much of the past fortnight, this week I begun experimenting with classical and hybrid picking.

Its a far cry from overdriven, distorted riffs but it has presented an interesting contrast. A simple finger picked melody can grab just as much attention as a ripping solo.

Regardless of what sort of playing you want to pursue, I believe it’s always a good idea to expose yourself, to try out as many different genres as possible. Paying attention to more styles can really open up and develop your own way of playing – unexpectedly, you may find new tricks that can be applied to your individual style which may not have otherwise recognised.

In the meantime, I have been experimenting using hybrid picking to play distorted solos; who would’ve thought?

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