In the first edition of ShapeShifter, Andy Wood showed us how to take the foundational harmonic and rhythmic knowhow that you already possess and apply it to fit virtually any style.
In this Creative Applications volume, Andy explores 10 creative ShapeShifter approaches more deeply. You can apply these techniques to your playing instantly, and start getting imaginative in how you craft lead guitar parts. After all, the more creative we are as guitar players, the more naturally we can express ourselves in our performances.
Here are 3 free videos from the course. For the full course, check out Andy Wood’s ShapeShifter: Creative Applications on TrueFire!
Andy Wood Guitar Lesson – Hybrid Picking Riffs – Creative Concept 1
Hybrid Picking is a huge part of my playing. Basically, it refers to the technique of combining the fingers of the right hand with the pick. I love combining this approach with a little dirt from overdriving the amp. It adds a different tone, and makes double stop lines come together, chicken pickin’ sounds come out with a bit more pop, and using hybrid picking also helps me get more wide interval lines and licks out of the guitar.
Andy Wood Guitar Lesson – Hybrid Picking Riffs – Performance
Here we’re going to take a look at the performance of my song “Junk Town”. This is a great example of my use of hybrid picking as you’ll notice the main riff is essentially a hybrid picked line that includes plenty of double-stops and some alternate picking mixed in as well.
Andy Wood Guitar Lesson – Hybrid Picking Riffs – Breakdown
In this video I’ll break down my performance from the song “Junk Town” and point out all the details you need to know to put this thing together. Let’s run through this one together and figure out how we can work some hybrid picking into your playing.
Digging these free lessons? Check out Andy Wood’s full course, ShapeShifter: Creative Applications.