How To Hold A Pick
How To Hold A Pick
So you have just embarked on your guitar playing journey and you are undoubtedly eager to learn all there is to know about the instrument and its accessories. This short yet informative video will definitely show you how to hold the pick correctly.
How to hold the pick. There are many ways to do this and lots of people swear by various means, but essentially, it comes down to your own choice in the end. The standard procedure as recommended by The Registry of Guitar Tutors is to hold it between your index finger and your thumb and the pick points in the direction of your index finger.
So, you are contacting the string from the side. You want to be able to move and do your strumming from your wrist, try not to move your arm, otherwise you get arm ache and stiffen up, so you are going to be going, so that is a lot of wrist movement rather than the whole arm. The other thing about that is there are many types of picks you can use.
Some are quite light and floppy, and they sound good to start with, you think you are getting a nice even strum but in actual fact, it is the pick that is doing the job for you there and you want to be doing the job so that you have got the control because a lot of the time, you will be playing melody notes or lead breaks and a lot of the musicality of those kinds of things come from the attack of the pick, and if you have got a floppy pick, you cannot really get much attack on it. I have seen other people playing with their wrist completely bent round the whole idea. Behind that is you can move freely around the strings without interruption.
I have also seen palm-using which is using the rock guitar a lot, which requires holding your hand on the strings so you will be doing this kind of thing that means that you cannot really use that jazz technique. Cardinal rule is do not use a finger to pivot yourself on the guitar because that is going to restrict your movement, your strumming will be out and it is going to compromise you when you are trying to move across strings. That was how to hold a pick. .