How to Hold a Guitar Pick

by IanM on September 23, 2010

The easiest way to explain this is to just show you.

Place your fingers like this:

Top view – Position your thumb across your index finger as shown

Bottom view – Position your thumb across your index finger as shown

Place the pick in your hand like this:

Top view – Hold the pick in your hand as shown

Bottom view – Hold the pick in your hand as shown

Take note that when you are strumming without a pick, your fingers will be in this position as well.

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