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Hybrid Picking For Guitar by Gustavo Assis-Brasil

Recognized for his unique stylings and innovative approaches, Gustavio 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.

Assis-Brasil has recorded with numerous jazz figures and has his own jazz group named The Dig Trio. For information on The Dig Trio see their website at

In creating this fine book of instruction, the author provides step-by-step exercises. He gives standard notation and tablature, and there is a CD with examples and compositions included. The user of this book will learn how to combine legato, alternate, and sweep with hybrid picking.

Chapters include an excellent section on hybrid picking lines, melodic pairs, 12 tone lines, harmonic exercises, permutation chart, and voicings. Each chapter covers in-depth its subject matter in concise, clear writing and examples.

For further information, the book lists two contacts: and The book is worth your time and interest. Highly recommended for those interested in developing hybrid guitar picking skills.

Additional Info

  • Book Title: Hybrid Picking For Guitar
  • Author: Gustavo Assis-Brasil
  • Publisher: Gustavo Assis-Brasil Music
  • Year Published: 2005
  • Book Type:: Musical Instruction
  • ISBN: 977438701
  • Rating: Four Stars
  • Number of Pages: 128
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