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  1. #51
    Quote Originally Posted by fep
    A Modern Method For Guitar by William Levitt changed my right hand picking and improved my rest stroke technique which was conducive to playing chord melody with a pick. In addition the book has clever chord solo arrangements to learn from and to add ideas to ones tool box. I suggest you look into that book if you haven't already.

    For example, here I am playing one of the exercises in that book:

    It's definitely a CM rest stroke clinic. Great to see a Frank post, by the way! :-)
    Last edited by matt.guitarteacher; 07-01-2018 at 07:56 PM.

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    The Jazz Guitar Chord Dictionary
     
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    Good job, just like JS, I'm a pick only guy too!!

  4. #53

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    Gilad has a different jazz style than traditional players, but it's still solo guitar and he uses a pick






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    Hybrid picking is cheating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by christianm77
    Hybrid picking is cheating.
    True, but most YT jazz fingerpickers don't have the coordination to make it sound good.

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    I think Bucky P. uses only a pick for everything. Personally, I use a hybrid - pick and or fingers as needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eh6794-2.0
    True, but most YT jazz fingerpickers don't have the coordination to make it sound good.
    Not sure if I got that - did you mean they don't have the coordination to make hybrid picking sound good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonDen
    Hello,
    Can chord melody be played solo with only a pick?
    Perhaps hybrid picking in some places.
    If yes, do you know of famous players that played chord melody with mostly pick only?
    It seems that all I find in chord melody is fingerstyle.
    I know I must learn chords first but I am trying to immerse myself in chord melody, at least listening for now
    since I will only play solo.
    Thanks,
    Ronald
    Yes. I use a pick all the time. I do use the hybrid picking technique. I feel that I have better control of the dynamics with a pick in my hand.


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    tal farlow is ok at it

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    Tal sounds great with a pick only!

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    Here's a nice rendition of Autumn Leaves by pick...


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    I've seen that blonde Tal is playing in that vid, but always been curious: what is that extra pickup right next to the neck pup, and how wired in?

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    "Legends" Johnny Smith and George Van Eps solo guitar. Smith even manages to flatpick two classical pieces, Norteña by Gomez-Crespo and Romance de los Piños by Torroba.
    Brad

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    I suggest checking Julian Lage solo stuff, he mostly uses a pick and he is amazing, so melodic and effrtless

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    Quote Originally Posted by brad4d8
    "Legends" Johnny Smith and George Van Eps solo guitar. Smith even manages to flatpick two classical pieces, Norteña by Gomez-Crespo and Romance de los Piños by Torroba.
    Brad
    I have a pick Johnny Smith gave me at the old Band Box in Denver years ago, I was a regular there when he played solo gigs, the pick is a little thinner than most, maybe a .75 or so, it looks like Tortoise shell but probably just plastic.

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    When Bucky P. was younger, in a duo with George Barnes, he played his Gretsch 7-string finger style. Looks like as he got older he went to pick-style more and more.

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    Chord melody with a pick ?

    Barney innit