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Lick of the Week 41: JD Simo Chicken Pickin' Lick

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JD Simo is a fantastic guitarist in Nashville, TN. Look him up on YouTube and you'll be blown away by his command of country guitar playing. This week we're looking at one of his licks I learned from another friend. No doubt I'll be stealing more of his licks down the road.

Pay attention to my right hand in the video to see where I use the pick and where I use my middle finger to snap the string for that country twang sound. Proper hybrid picking also makes it easier to play this lick faster.


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