The original best seller! A complete method for combining pick and fingers.
Level: beginner to advanced
Hybrid Picking for Guitar - ebook (audio access included)
“With Hybrid Picking For Guitar, Gustavo Assis-Brasil has created a hugely valuable resource, in terms of expanding both one’s technique and vocabulary. Also, the studies at the end of the book are beautiful pieces in their own right. I highly recommend it.”
BEN MONDER, jazz guitarist
“Gustavo’s book is probably the most comprehensive study of hybrid picking I’ve seen. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in this technique.”
BRETT GARSED, virtuoso guitarist
“Hybrid picking is the most expressive form of electric guitar playing there is. Gustavo’s book takes the mystery out of it and lays out a complete and simple method to gain control of the right-hand fingers and the pick simultaneously. I highly recommend it!”
CARL VERHEYEN, virtuoso guitarist
“I think this is the ultimate book for jazz guitarists learning to utilize hybrid picking. Gustavo has included everything anyone would need to master the technique.”
STEVE TROVATO, guitar educator
“Recognized for his unique stylings and innovative approaches, Gustavo Assis-Brasil shares with guitarists his many intricate insights for a complete method of combining pick and fingers for hybrid picking. His book will educate and entertain.”
LEE PROSSER, JazzReview.com
“Gustavo Assis-Brasil has made a great contribution to guitarists by writing this excellent book because it lays out a methodical approach to mastering the technique and gives inspiring examples of its application in real music. I strongly recommend it to any student of the guitar.”
STEVEN KIRBY, jazz guitarist
“Assis-Brasil’s writing and playing are exceptional! His sound, phrasing and harmonic sense are impeccable!”
JUST JAZZ GUITAR Magazine, Jeff Barone
(…) Gustavo Assis-Brasil has a unique way of demystifying hybrid picking (…) he introduces musical examples that would have seemed impossible to play before starting to work with the book. (…) Hybrid Picking For Guitar is engaging, informative and great fun to use. (…) After only a short amount of time working with Hybrid Picking For Guitar one gains the desire to keep practicing and develop this incredibly useful technique. The study periods will be well rewarded because learning hybrid picking inspires creativity and offers new opportunities for discovery and self-expression.
ALL ABOUT JAZZ.COM, Ben McDonnell
The book is extremely refreshing and it opens new creative windows for the guitarists. From the “Hybrid Picking” technique standpoint, Gustavo Assis-Brasil develops advanced musical concepts in lines that include polyrhythms, monophonic counterpoint, spiral lines (converging and diverging), twelve-tone rows, irregular groupings of notes and rhythms and, above all, nice tunes and the playing and musicality of a master.”
JULIO “CHUMBINHO” HERRLEIN, Brazilian guitarist
I am very impressed! The compositions are very deep and the technical tips for playing with pick and fingers are very practical and creative. The book is a much-needed text on the topic. It is exhaustive without being pedantic. Congratulations! It’s excellent!
SCOTT McGILL, (McGill/Manring/Stevens)
Hybrid Picking is not only an excellent book that covers literally everything you want to know about hybrid picking but also a great source of inspiration. I wrote a tune using example number 2! I wish I had this book 20 years ago!
“Hybrid Picking for Guitar is to hybrid picking what Ted Greene’s classic Chord Chemistry is to chord voicings.”