Picking Hand

This category is dedicated to techniques performed with the picking hand.

Travis Picking

Travis picking derives its name from a Merle Travis. The foundation of Travis picking revolves around the combination of alternate-bass fingerpicking and syncopated melodies. The… Read More »Travis Picking

Hybrid Picking

Hybrid picking is a guitar-playing technique that involves picking with a pick and one or more fingers alternately or simultaneously. Hybrid picking allows guitar players… Read More »Hybrid Picking

Pick Scrape

A pick slide or pick scrape is a guitar technique most often performed in the rock, punk, or metal music genres. The technique is executed… Read More »Pick Scrape

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Palm Mute

The palm mute (known as pizzicato in Classical guitar terminology) is performed with the picking hand. While picking, the side of the palm is lightly… Read More »Palm Mute