What is Crosspicking?

In the most basic sense, cross-picking is the imitation of a banjo on a flat-pick guitar. Instead of playing melody notes one by one like fiddle, we play individual chord notes, often picking a different string with every pick stroke. George Shuffler, guitar player for the Stanley Brothers was one of the first to work on this technique. Then we had people like Doc Watson and David Grier who further revolutionized this way of picking.

In this unit we are going to learn some basic cross-picking patterns for the right hand, and chord voicings that work well with this style of playing. With each song and exercise there is videos to help explain the finer points of the songs and licks used within. Take your time in learning. Use all the tools of Tunefox to make your learning efficient and effective!