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Guitar Technique:
Comping and Hybrid Picking

             


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COMPING AND HYBRID PICKING:

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Q: I have played guitar for three years and strumming with a pick is all I do. I keep hearing of two techniques that do not make sense to me. They are Hybrid and Comping. Can you explain these?
~ Hector

A: These two techniques can go hand in hand and are often used together. The easier of the two is Comping Technique.

COMPING TECHNIQUE:
The comping technique has to do with accompaniment rhythm guitar. Made popular by jazz guitar players performing typical chord progressions that are encountered in most jazz tunes.

 

 

 


HYBRID PICKING:
When it comes to applications around Rhythm Guitar the Hybrid Picking technique works extremely well to fill in melodic statements during comping of the accompaniment performance of rhythm guitarists. The Hybrid approach also offers double-duty since it has amazing applications for very fast lines (that would sometimes be next to impossible to perform by flat-pick alone).

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