Holding the pick
Hold the pick between your 1st finger and thumb.
You want to hold the pick with more of the side of your 1st finger
and the flat part of your thumb.
|Don't close up the space between
your thumb and 1st finger.
|Don't use the tip of your thumb
to hold the pick. You will have a lot less control, and the
pick will tend to slip.
|If you don't hold the pick with
the side of your first finger, the pick will tend to slip.
Try to avoid holding on to the pick with both your 1st
and 2nd fingers. A lot of times beginning guitar players
will do this so that the pick does not slip. They feel that
they have more control. One big disadvantage of this is
that you then can't use your 2nd finger for other things.
You can use your pick and your other fingers to play note
simultaneously. If you get stuck holding the pick with your
second finger, you can't do this.
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The basic of using a pick a pick on the guitar