Chicken pickin' is often used as a general term for country guitar, but the actual technique involves hybrid picking where fingers and a pick are used to pluck strings. Chicken pickin’ can also be accomplished with picking hand thumb and fingers. The sound resembles that of a clucking chicken.

James Burton, Roy Buchanan, Brad Paisley, and Danny Gatton are all guitarists associated with the chicken pickin' technique.

For more, check out Daniel Donato’s Chicken Pickin' lessons in our Country Bootcamp.

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