One of the things I do to develop my own vocabulary is to regularly write down ideas I come up with. Some of these ideas turn into tunes, others into etudes. This book series is a collection of advanced hybrid picking etudes that originated from combining those ideas. I call it “advanced” because most of the etudes require a high level of independence and control of both hands. I also think that it is important to be familiar with jazz chords, arpeggios, and scales in order to fully take advantage of the music presented here. If you have any of my previous publications — Hybrid Picking for Guitar, Hybrid Picking Exercises: Single Note Permutations, or Hybrid Picking Lines & Licks — this book series will allow you to further develop the technique through solo guitar studies and apply it to your own phrasing, composition, and improvisation.
Each study comes with suggested fingerings (standard notation and TABS). The etudes also mix legato (hammer-on/pull-off), alternate picking (strictly up and down strokes) and sweep picking (economy picking), but you can also choose to use fingerstyle/classical technique to play them.
Advanced Hybrid Picking Etudes Vol.1
Customers will receive an email with a link to download a ZIP file (750 MB) with ALL materials including:
- Ebook (pdf) with detailed fingerings (TABs and standard notation)
- VIDEO demonstrations for each etude;
- AUDIO examples;
Bonus materials! (limited time offer):
- Modern Counterpoint Licks lesson (PDF and Guitar Pro 7 files);
- 4 backing tracks;
"Gustavo’s new book is the perfect resource for any guitarist interested in improving or widening their abilities with hybrid picking. Where I find most educational material either too dense or too dry, Gustavo has (as always) found the perfect way to present both a clear methodology and a fountain of musically interesting examples and etudes."
“These expertly constructed exercises invite you to a contemporary world of structured tonalities, through which you are able to progress and transcend style.”
Vardan Ovsepian, Composer, Pianist
"Gustavo's creative, angular etudes will challenge your mind and your hands in equal measure; attempt to learn them and you'll have your work cut out for you! I find myself especially drawn to the hauntingly beautiful lines derived from Messiaen's 3rd mode of limited transposition (Volume 2), all symmetric in design."
Per Nilsson (Scar Symmetry, Meshuggah)
"Get ready for Gustavo Assis-Brasil's newest and most challenging book on studies using the Hybrid Picking technique. Already known for his sophisticated language and complete approach to the technique, Gustavo's "Advanced Hybrid Picking Etudes" presents valuable studies that will take you to the next level. The material is the most comprehensive ever made on the subject and has detailed applications of all your movements. I highly recommend it.”
Isaac Negrene, Guitarist
“In this new book, Gustavo Assis-Brasil presents a lot of material for exploring the mechanics of the guitar musically with the hybrid picking technique and also permutations for the left hand. A progressive approach is presented throughout the course, from preliminary etudes in the beginning, to full-fledged compositions that incorporate Brazilian rhythms. The compositions also have a sort of algorithmic approach in the transformation of raw permutations into real music. An outstanding resource for music and guitar.”
Dr. Julio Herrlein, Composer, Guitarist, Author, and Professor at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul