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Drop C tuning is an alternate guitar tuning, which most commonly refers to (C G C F A D).
Hybrid picking is a technique that involves using the pick for lower notes in the phrase and one or more right-hand fingers to sound the higher notes in the phrase.
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Sweep picking is a technique which involves the use of the same picking direction to play three or more notes on adjacent strings.
Drop D tuning is an alternate dropped guitar tuning, where the lowest string is tuned down from E of standard tuning by a whole step to D.
A slide is a technique of 'sliding' your left-hand finger across one or more frets to reach another note.
Half-step down tuning is an alternative form of guitar tuning, based on the standard guitar tuning, lowered by one half‐step.
Open C tuning is an open guitar tuning, where open-string notes create a C major chord.
... Ryan Adams' "Wonderwall" cover is the most famous version, and perhaps his biggest song: on Spotify, his cover comes in at 17.4 million listens, making it easily his most popular.
… Strap-on capos differ from other capos, which are mainly made of rigid parts and don't wrap completely around the guitar neck. Such full wrap provides more even pressure of the capo bar across all of the strings.
... Jazz players from the 50's, such as Les Paul, Barney Kessel and Tal Farlow, would use sweep picking in their improvisations, and country guitar virtuoso Chet Atkins sometimes steered clear of his usual fingerstyle hybrid picking technique and played sweep-picked arpeggios.
... 1,802 guitarists set the Guinness World Record in 2007 by simultaneously playing the Deep Purple rock classic "Smoke on the Water." This record was renewed on 1 May 2009 in Wroclaw, Poland, when 6,346 guitar players, joined by current Deep Purple guitarist Steve Morse, performed the song during the Thanks Jimi Festival.