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Hybrid Picking Lines and Licks for Guitar: Foreword by Guthrie Govan Perfect Paperback – December 6, 2011


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  • Perfect Paperback: 110 pages
  • Publisher: Gustavo Assis-Brasil Music; 1st edition (December 6, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1450781284
  • ISBN-13: 978-1450781282
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.2 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #409,745 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Welcome to a very splendid new book on hybrid picking! Essentially this is the 'Swiss army knife' approach to picking technique, combining the advantages of fingerstyle and 'regular' picking to facilitate all sorts of crazy stuff (wide interval leaps, open chord voicings, polyphony, you name it...) which would otherwise be unplayable. Hybrid Picking Lines & Licks For Guitar offers an abundance of new ideas for your delectation... Perhaps the coolest thing about the examples in here is that they're not just technical exercises: the actual notes are interesting, too, so your fretting hand and musical ear are just as likely to benefit as your hybrid picking technique itself. I'm confident that any guitar player, regardless of his/her style and technique, will find something challenging and inspiring in the following pages. Nice one, Gustavo!
GUTHRIE GOVAN (virtuoso guitarist)


Since working out of Gustavo Assis-Brasil's Hybrid Picking books I've definitely been graced with new and creative approaches to the guitar. I've always been a fan of wide intervallic lines, as well as voice leading, and hybrid picking seems to be the perfect technique encompassing both those things and more. I've literally been inspired to write new music directly after spending a little time with his books daily. Getting the Lines & Licks book pushed things even further as far as creative lines are concerned. Having use of my other fingers while still holding the pick is an ingenious way to approach the guitar!
TOSIN ABASI (Animals as Leaders)


Gustavo Assis Brasil's new book is an excellent resource for any guitarist looking to expand their melodic vocabulary with hybrid picking technique. Guitarists seeking to expand their palette will find a great deal of inspiring material throughout.
TIM MILLER


Gustavo Assis-Brasil has authored a valuable resource for the serious guitarist looking to improve his or her abilities using hybrid picking. Gustavo clearly lays out many exercises to build and develop this crucial skill. Highly recommended.
JOHN STOWELL


Gustavo Assis-Brasil's Lines & Licks book is really useful for those interested in the hybrid picking technique and also a great tool for anyone interested in broadening the knowledge of the fingerboard.
NELSON VERAS


--world renowned guitarists:GUTHRIE GOVAN, TOSIN ABASI, TIM MILLER, JOHN STOWELL & NELSON VERAS

--world renowned guitarists: TIM MILLER, JOHN STOWELL & NELSON VERAS

Since working out of Gustavo Assis-Brasil's Hybrid Picking books I've definitely been graced with new and creative approaches to the guitar. I've always been a fan of wide intervallic lines, as well as voice leading, and hybrid picking seems to be the perfect technique encompassing both those things and more. I've literally been inspired to write new music directly after spending a little time with his books daily. Getting the Lines & Licks book pushed things even further as far as creative lines are concerned. Having use of my other fingers while still holding the pick is an ingenious way to approach the guitar! --TOSIN ABASI (Animals as Leaders)

Gustavo Assis Brasil's new book is an excellent resource for any guitarist looking to expand their melodic vocabulary with hybrid picking technique. Guitarists seeking to expand their palette will find a great deal of inspiring material throughout.
TIM MILLER


Gustavo Assis-Brasil has authored a valuable resource for the serious guitarist looking to improve his or her abilities using hybrid picking. Gustavo clearly lays out many exercises to build and develop this crucial skill. Highly recommended.
JOHN STOWELL


Gustavo Assis-Brasil's Lines & Licks book is really useful for those interested in the hybrid picking technique and also a great tool for anyone interested in broadening the knowledge of the fingerboard.
NELSON VERAS


--world renowned guitarists: TIM MILLER, JOHN STOWELL & NELSON VERAS


More About the Author

Based in Boston, USA, Gustavo Assis-Brasil began playing the guitar at the age of 13. He attended the Federal University of Santa Maria, Brazil, to get his bachelor in classical guitar in 1995. During those years, he worked as a studio musician, private teacher and played with some important bands and projects (Nocet, Bichofolha duo w/Guilherme Barros).
In 1995 he was featured in Guitar Player Magazine - USA (Spotlight session).
In 1999 he got a full scholarship to get his Master Degree In Jazz at Berklee College of Music and The Boston Conservatory. His main teachers were Mick Goodrick (Gary Burton Quartet, Pat Metheny), Wayne Krantz (Leni Stern, Steely Dan, Michael Brecker), Hal Crook, Ed Tomassi, Dave Fiucsynski (Screaming Headless Torsos), Rick Peckham, Larry Baione, and the South Indian 'guru' Prasanna. Gustavo also had master-classes/lessons with Pat Metheny, Frank Gambale, Mike Stern, Dave Liebman and John Scofield. Gustavo also studied improvisation and composition privately with the late jazz-guru Charlie Banacos.
From 2001 until 2006, Gustavo played/toured with the renowned group the Dig Trio.
Gustavo is the director of the Jazz and Contemporary Music Ensembles and is a faculty member of the Cambridge School of Weston. He also teaches at Berklee College of Music's Guitar Sessions since 2006. Also as a teacher, Gustavo taught clinics at GIT, Guitar Institute of Technology, Los Angeles, CA; University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA; Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA; UFRGS, Brazil; Federal University of Santa Maria, Brazil; University of Passo Fundo, Brazil.
In 2005, Gustavo released the book "Hybrid Picking for Guitar". This book is the first method entirely dedicated to the art of combining pick and fingers to play the guitar. The book is in its 3rd edition and it has been receiving praise worldwide.
In 2008, he released the follow up book "Hybrid Picking Exercises: Single Note Permutations", with more than 1,400 different exercises based entirely on math permutations. Also in 2008, Gustavo released a live DVD/CD combo called "In Concert" where he features original compositions. On that same year, he was invited by ESC Records (Germany) to write and record an arrangement of Steely Dan's "Aja", to be part of a tribute CD called "Maestros of Cool". The CD was released in USA and Europe.
In 2009, Gustavo was invited to participate in the project "Mahavishnu Re-Defined - a Tribute to John Mclaughlin & the Mahavishnu Orchestra" along with other important jazz artists.
In 2010 was featured as the soundtrack composer for the feature Brazilian movie "Manhã Tranfigurada". The movie is also available on DVD with his full soundtrack, which is also being released at the same time. In this same year, Gustavo started a Solo Guitar Project. With this project, he performs original compositions as well as Jazz standards and Brazilian arrangements on acoustic and electric guitar without any accompaniment.
In 2011, Gustavo released his third book, "Hybrid Picking Lines and Licks". Guthrie Govan wrote the foreword for it.
Gustavo performed/recorded with John Stowell, Esperanza Spaulding, Frank Potenza, Richard Smith, Hiromi, Tony Grey (John Mclaughlin), Prasanna, Julio "Chumbinho Herrlein, Greg Hopkins, Brett Wilmott, Mauricio Zottarelli, Tim Ries (Rolling Stones, Paul Simon, Steve Wonder), Nelson Faria (João Bosco), Jose Pienasola (Elis Regina, Romero Lubambo, Leny Andrade), Marina Elali, Hiroaki Honshuku, Dough Johnson, Zuzo Moussauer, Frank Solari among others.

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Max Kennedy on December 13, 2011
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Gustavo Assis Brasil's latest hybrid picking offering is a treasure trove! For those who have experience with the hybrid picking style, the book offers tons of fantastic new exercises and ideas (check out the atonal lines - my personal favorite). For those who are new to the technique, the book will open up a whole new way of seeing the guitar. (That's right, it's not just about playing with pick and fingers - the hybrid picking technique allows you to see the neck in new ways, using techniques like octave displacement and spread arpeggios). The book is chock full of beautiful lines, and it's easy to read and use, with detailed fingerings and tablature. Sink your fingers into this book and you will definitely not regret it!!
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By Nuri K on August 13, 2014
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I don't own the author's better known H. Picking book, started directly with this one, and I'm very glad I did. The short intro includes everything needed to begin hybrid picking. Following that, instead of tedious exercises, the book is filled with very imaginative lines, usually 2 to 8 bars, that'd go well in various genres/idioms. For each line, short but adequate information is provided, together with an extensive list of chords it could be played over (wherever applicable).
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By Raul Huelves on April 30, 2014
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A must have for the hybrid picking guitar lovers and everyone who wants to develop this technique! Thanks Gustavo for this thing.
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By Mark D. Davis on September 16, 2014
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A master of hybrid picking exercises. I have his other books also!
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By Rocky on August 27, 2014
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Great, comprehensive book on mastering Hybrid Picking!
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