#2
I rarely use my pinky when picking it just feels awkward. I'm trying to break this habit but I find its hard. In interested to see how many responses this gets since it seems like mostly metal heads around these parts.
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#4
Hybrid picking is not exclusive to country, same as any technique is just a technique, it is not genre-bound at all.

I'm 99% a metal player and I hybrid pick all the time, I'm having trouble using my pinky for it but there's no reason not to; if fusion players like Brett Garsed can make it work I don't see why I shouldn't be able to.
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Hybrid picking is not exclusive to country, same as any technique is just a technique, it is not genre-bound at all.

I'm 99% a metal player and I hybrid pick all the time, I'm having trouble using my pinky for it but there's no reason not to; if fusion players like Brett Garsed can make it work I don't see why I shouldn't be able to.


I am fully aware its used in many genres. I am just playing country with it.
#6
I never use my pinky. That could perhaps be because I'm used to the classical P A M I style of playing. But hey, Jerry Reed only used 3 fingers while playing fingerstyle (!) and he was even a CGP. So I guess the pinky not is a "must-use" finger, but I can't see why you not would use it if you are finding it useful.
#8
Not particularly often.
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