#1
Alright, this is something that's been bothering me for awhile now. I'm wanting to start practicing these techniques, but have no idea where to start.

Also, from what I understand, each technique is different? If so, what are the differences between them, and how many types of finger picking techniques are there (if more)?

Also, I work with a metronome, so breaking down the steps in a way that I can practice with it would be best (ie: 1st click pick, 2nd click pluck with middle finger, 3rd click hammer one, etc...).

Sorry if what I'm asking is a little blurry, this is a brand new subject to me, so I really have no idea what the hell I'm talking about...
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#2
Fingerpicking/Fingerstyle: You strum and pluck with your fingers. This is how classical guitar is played, though it is used in many styles.

Hybrid picking/Pick-and-Fingers/Chicken Pickin: You pick the lower strings with a pick and pluck the higher strings with your singers.

Fusion Picking: Never heard of it.
#3
Awesome, thanks for clearing that up! Now, in terms of Hybrid picking/Pick-and-Fingers/Chicken Picken, what are some good ways to practice this technique?
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#4
^ i just recommend finding simple songs starting out that are classical in nature (ie, where you'll be hitting notes spaced one or more strings apart, ie the E and D and B strings) or where plucking will give the correct sound as opposed to strumming. evanescence "my immortal" can be chicken picked (if you like evanescence)
#5
Sounds good to me. Thanks for the help guys, if anyone knows of any other good songs for practicing hybrid picking, then feel free to post it!
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#6
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Now, in terms of Hybrid picking/Pick-and-Fingers/Chicken Picken, what are some good ways to practice this technique?
I don't do it, though I'd like to learn eventually, but I'd imagine that the following would be a good starting exercise on which you can build move complex exercises.

The notes on the low E string should be played with a pick. The others should be played with a finger. I suggest playing high e with the pinky, B with the ring finger, and G with the middle finger. You shouldn't have to worry about the index finger since it is holding the plectrum.

e---0-----------
B--------0------
G-------------0-
D----------------
A----------------
E-0----0----0--
#7
Awesome! I'll have to give this exercise a try.
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But the point is: Music is too mutable, too ambiguous, too unruly to allow itself to be defined by an absolute syntax of terms. Don't bother. Live with it.
#8
thats a good exercise, i personally don't use my pinky except for chorded pieces, if i'm playing the high E i personally usually use my ring finger. but go with what BGC suggested as it will certainly be better in the long run, when i first started doing it i took the easy way out which as we all know isn't the best way to go.
#9
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e---0-----------
B--------0------
G-------------0-
D----------------
A----------------
E-0----0----0--


I've practiced this for about 10 minutes with a metronome, and I have to say that this exercise is really good! I started off at 1 note per beat, then I would increase the speed to 2 notes per beat for a few minutes, then return to 1.

It's going to take some time to get use to it, but I'm definitely liking hybrid picking!
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#10
You may want to try using the ring finger for those. Classically speaking, you would, but there is a bit more flex with hybrid picking.
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#11
Will do. As of now, I'm going to just practice coordinating my fingers to the strings, and I'll just add to my playing as I go.
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#12
try hybrid picking beggining to stairway to heaven. it's normally fingerpicked, but that's what got me into hybrid picking...