Ultimate Guitar Hybrid Picking Techniques DVD. Hybrid picking is an exciting technique that utilises regular picking combined with other fingers of the picking hand. This allows more speed & fluidity for many licks runs & phrases. Complex rythm styl es can be executed with greater ease & some rythm pieces simply cannot be played without it. Top country players like Albert Lee to hot rockers such as Steve Vai have studied this technique & have added many cool licks & phrases to their repertoire.