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Electric Country Guitar Lessons: Hybrid Technique: Two Fingers

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Okay, we're gonna introduce
the hybrid technique now with two fingers.
We're gonna introduce using this
other finger here, the ring finger in
addition to the first finger that we've
already worked with a little bit.
And what this is, there's gonna be
a lot of different techniques that
we go over there, we'll introduce
the roll, the forward roll.
And then the rhythm style that we're
gonna work with here coming up,
where these will grasp
these two notes together.
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And then.
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So what happens is,
when you're doing something like that,
these two fingers are becoming
basically one and
you're using this, you don't wanna go.
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You don't want them hitting at different
times when you strike these
cords like this, so it's.
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You're using these together, and
they become a little mechanism here and
you gotta kinda think
of a machine literally.
Like your muscle memory is
gonna become this little,
your muscle memory is gonna
enable you to know exactly
how far that needs to go
up when your plucking,
this becomes literally this little
mechanism is the only way I can put it.
But you're just plucking these strings,
and it's not that hard,
you're not plucking them very hard,
you're getting this snap.
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You wanna hit it hard enough to where?
[MUSIC]
To where you do get that snap, but almost.
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And you're not, your hands aren't staying
stiff of course, I've been saying
the whole time just focus on relaxing,
everything has got to be super relaxed.
So what I'm doing is,
I'm not plucking like this,
where it's hard, I'm letting these
knuckles break a little bit.
So they're kind of giving a little bit,
when I'm doing this.
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If you can see that.
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So this part of my finger is staying
stiff in order to get the power, but
I'm letting this knuckle flex
a little bit on both of these.
So it should be a real
natural relaxed attack.
So what we're gonna do now
is we're gonna get into,
we're gonna start changing some chords and
rhythm coming up.
We're gonna use this, we're gonna start
incorporating using these two fingers.
So let's move on to that.
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