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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:00 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

I would like to pick up some chicken picking ,anyone have recommendations? I figure some country chops can't hurt, and other styles all work different aspects of our ability.
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brent mason the studio country legend has an instructional dvd i believe. It you want metal influenced chicken picken John 5 uses it a bit as does Zakk Wylde. Zakk learned from Albert Lee who is also really really good. Brad Paisley does it. Certain guitarists use it more then others in country.

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and if you dont do it already growing a little nail on your chicken pickin fingers is probably the only way save finger picks to get the right tone. I grow my index middle and ring finger nails out about a a 1/4" but you dont need too much.

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notafatboy wrote:
and if you dont do it already growing a little nail on your chicken pickin fingers is probably the only way save finger picks to get the right tone. I grow my index middle and ring finger nails out about a a 1/4" but you dont need too much.


good to know, I used to grow my nails to about 1/8 for bass playing to get sharper attack. Thanks for the tips.
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I'm a little confused . I brought up this same thing awhile back , maybe alittle differenet , about learning some country chops , and you said memorizing patterns and playing penatonics was boring. I did buy a sizziling guitar licks dvd . But for someone like me who has no musical training , it was to advanced for me . Maybe someone like yourself could get something out of it. Check it out sizzilingguitarlicks.com It's all about chicken picken . Just my 2 cents
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dono wrote:
I'm a little confused . I brought up this same thing awhile back , maybe alittle differenet , about learning some country chops , and you said memorizing patterns and playing penatonics was boring. I did buy a sizziling guitar licks dvd . But for someone like me who has no musical training , it was to advanced for me . Maybe someone like yourself could get something out of it. Check it out sizzilingguitarlicks.com It's all about chicken picken . Just my 2 cents


I do think memorizing licks and playing pentatonic is boring. I am more just looking for a springboard to learn the technique, it is unlikely I would ever apply it to use in a country music setting, although I was in a bluegrass round at one time. I rarely think in set runs or licks, and try to deviate from standard or 'acceptable' often. I often pick up other styles of playing for dynamic reasons, hence why I play bass slap and pop, tap, double thumb or finger style, the coordination building is often what I am looking for

In other words, country chops are not the goal, they are more the byproduct.
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