Welcome to... "Micro-Lesson 096"
This Micro Lesson works on a Southern Rock riff in the key of "G."
The riff has close ties to the sounds of groups such as Lynyrd Skynyrd or the Allman Brothers. It uses a lot of open string and two-note chord intervals, (Double-Stop) sounds to push the chord qualities through the changes.
Starting from interval combinations that are giving us a color of a, "G Power-chord," we repeat a phrase that leans into the open, "G" third string.
The turnaround intervals apply the chord tones of a, "C Power-chord," as well as, the, "Bb6," chord. The technique best used for this riff would be that of, "Hybrid Picking."
Hybrid Picking is the application of both the pick and the fingers. Watch my video lesson titled, "Comping and Hybrid Picking," if Hybrid Picking is a new technique for you. Take your time if "Hybrid" technique is quite different to get used to initially. After awhile, the technique will become better developed and easier to do. Enjoy!
Micro Lesson 096: "Key of G" Southern Rock Riff