Introducing alternate hybrid picking, a new guitar technique that could change the way you solo

Thiago Trinsi
(Image credit: Thiago Trinsi)

Just when we think most major technical fretboard developments have been pioneered, we are reminded yet again of the evergreen creativity of guitar players, and the instrument’s ability to accommodate boundary-pushing experiments. 

Case in point is Donn Aaron’s bubble harmonics technique – inspired by Eddie Van Halen and Ynwgie Malmsteen, bubble harmonics applied an ethereal delay-esque overtone to a given note, without the use of an actual delay effect.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.