Guitar Wiki

Every guitar player uses a pick at some point in their playing and this is how to do it:  

  1. Take your dominant hand and make a loose fist
  2. Hold your fist with the palm facing you and put the guitar pick between your thumb and inde

    holding a pick

    x finger, by the first knuckle on the index finger.
  3. Make sure that the pick has the pointed side facing out, perpendicular with your thumb, with about a half inch of the pointed end of the pick sticking out, towards you.
  4. Hold the pick so it isn’t too loose or too tight
  5. Pluck the strings one at a time to get a feel for the pick, adjust if it feels too awkward
  6. At first it will feel really awkward and almost incorrect, but as you play it will get more natural.