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> How Do You Hold A Pick?, Pictures welcome
Ayen
post Aug 31 2007, 02:23 PM
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I was wondering how everyone here holds their picks. I hold mine in my own way, but that might not be the best for speed. Could anyone show me a different way to hold it?


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post Oct 19 2007, 06:57 AM
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Interesting topic. to be honest...I usually hold my pick with the side of my finger and my thumb but when I go to strum to naturally hold it with with more of my fingerprint on the pick and I point my thumb down. But I"m also weird....when I'm on stage I have about 12 picks in my mic stand. I literally just drop the pick and grab a softer one for certain parts of songs. Drop it once again....grab the hard pick...solo...then drop again if need be. When I'm done...it looks like there are shell casing all around me.....Guitar War!! smile.gif

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- Ayen   How Do You Hold A Pick?   Aug 31 2007, 02:23 PM
- - shredmandan   I hold a pick like this. My thumb leaves about 20...   Aug 31 2007, 02:31 PM
- - Ayen   Sure does, thanks for the picture. I usually held ...   Aug 31 2007, 02:43 PM
|- - shredmandan   QUOTE (Ayen @ Aug 31 2007, 09:43 AM) Sure...   Aug 31 2007, 02:46 PM
- - fkalich   QUOTE (Ayen @ Aug 31 2007, 08:23 AM) I wa...   Aug 31 2007, 02:45 PM
- - Ayen   QUOTE (fkalich @ Aug 31 2007, 02:45 PM) l...   Aug 31 2007, 02:52 PM
|- - fkalich   QUOTE (Ayen @ Aug 31 2007, 08:52 AM) Than...   Aug 31 2007, 03:03 PM
|- - Andrew Cockburn   QUOTE (fkalich @ Aug 31 2007, 10:03 AM) A...   Aug 31 2007, 08:49 PM
- - Ayen   It doesn't sound narrow-minded at all, fkalich...   Aug 31 2007, 03:22 PM
|- - fkalich   QUOTE (Ayen @ Aug 31 2007, 09:22 AM) It d...   Aug 31 2007, 03:58 PM
- - Ayen   Oh, I think I see what you mean here. I was way of...   Aug 31 2007, 04:09 PM
- - Juan M. Valero   It's not really important how you hold the pic...   Aug 31 2007, 04:19 PM
|- - fkalich   QUOTE (Juan M. Valero @ Aug 31 2007, 10:1...   Aug 31 2007, 04:42 PM
|- - MickeM   QUOTE (Juan M. Valero @ Aug 31 2007, 05:1...   Aug 31 2007, 04:55 PM
|- - SLASH91   QUOTE (Juan M. Valero @ Aug 31 2007, 10:1...   Sep 3 2007, 04:41 AM
- - Juan M. Valero   Ok, wait a moment please XD I want to explain tha...   Aug 31 2007, 06:04 PM
- - KRmachine   I've changed my picking hand twice, and i thin...   Sep 1 2007, 09:40 AM
- - Jared   For someone just starting out, is it a good idea t...   Sep 2 2007, 03:57 AM
|- - MickeM   QUOTE (Jared @ Sep 2 2007, 04:57 AM) For ...   Sep 2 2007, 05:32 AM
- - Pavel   It's best if you start and get used to one cer...   Sep 2 2007, 06:04 AM
|- - shredmandan   QUOTE (Pavel @ Sep 2 2007, 01:04 AM) It...   Sep 2 2007, 06:12 AM
|- - fkalich   QUOTE (Pavel @ Sep 2 2007, 12:04 AM) It...   Sep 2 2007, 06:21 AM
||- - Juan M. Valero   QUOTE (fkalich @ Sep 2 2007, 07:21 AM) Wo...   Sep 5 2007, 04:46 AM
|- - MickeM   QUOTE (Pavel @ Sep 2 2007, 07:04 AM) It...   Sep 5 2007, 05:29 AM
- - Ayen   Well I've just checked out Pavel's Ionian ...   Sep 5 2007, 10:41 AM
|- - fkalich   QUOTE (Ayen @ Sep 5 2007, 04:41 AM) Well ...   Sep 5 2007, 11:13 AM
- - Ayen   Glad to have that cleared up, I was dreading the i...   Sep 5 2007, 11:16 AM
- - buttmonk   Hi all, Any thoughts on pick size? I use a normal...   Sep 6 2007, 02:17 AM
- - Ayen   If the pick is slipping in your hand, try out some...   Sep 6 2007, 02:27 AM
|- - ch00ch00man   QUOTE (Ayen @ Sep 5 2007, 09:27 PM) If th...   Jan 30 2008, 09:02 AM
- - Evan   I've been thinking about this subject a lot la...   Sep 7 2007, 12:00 AM
- - PlayAllDay   I hold my pick with side of finger and thumb - no ...   Oct 19 2007, 07:18 AM
|- - Andrew Cockburn   QUOTE (PlayAllDay @ Oct 19 2007, 01:18 AM...   Jan 29 2008, 10:18 PM
|- - Henkka   QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Jan 29 2008, 11...   Jan 29 2008, 10:51 PM
- - Melvyn   My picking is wierd, i use my Middle finger and th...   Jan 29 2008, 02:59 PM
- - Dejan   I never thought on how I hold a pick I just hol...   Jan 29 2008, 10:32 PM
- - Bali   I've been through the most amazing changes t...   Jan 29 2008, 10:45 PM
- - Mr T   Funny that you all should write. I've also rec...   Jan 30 2008, 12:34 AM


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