#1
Should hybrid picking be considerd as important as alternate. Cuz i got a friend that sais he wished he knew about it when he started. So should i look into it or consider it a toy?


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#3
Hybrid Picking can be an important part of your guitar playing arsenal, but it's up to you, there isn't anything you 'should' learn but it's a good skill to have when the need arises and can make playing some pasages much easier than the pick only approach.
#7
It's the main reason beginners are instructed to hold the pick with the thumb and forefinger, that and it allows for better agility.
#8
Depends if you're gonna use it. Usually if I'm playing notes on strings that aren't next to each other, I'll use both my pick and fingers - just more accurate.
#10
The guitarists of Lynyrd Skynyrd often used hybrid picking and no matter how sucky SOME of their music was they had many amazing guitar riffs and solos.

Edit: Hybrid Picking: hold pick between thumb and index. use pick to play bass notes and play melody with middle, ring, and pinky.
#11
Ahh. I just use whichever finger/pick for whichever string is easiest at the time.