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post Oct 3 2007, 03:53 AM
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I have been playing for about a year now and I have just lately been experimenting with different picking styles so I was just wondering what is the correct way to hold the pick?









For the past year I have been using the position of pick in the first picture, but just lately I have been trying the 3rd mainly and discovered that I can play faster like and am more relaxed.

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post Oct 3 2007, 11:55 AM
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Hey dude, I used to hold my pick in a very screwed up manner. But I recently changed how I hold it , and I now hold it like your third picture.
I also feel alot more relaxed holding it in this manner.
Heres a discussion on how to hold a pick:

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Oh yeah, Nice avatar btw tongue.gif

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post Oct 3 2007, 12:07 PM
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I believe the third picture is the way youre supposed to hold it.

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post Oct 3 2007, 12:27 PM
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I have been led to believe there is no correct way to hold the pick but only the way that is best for you..... im probably wrong though but whatever


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post Oct 3 2007, 03:15 PM
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I like your shoes tongue.gif

Well, IMO there is no correct way, just take your pick and feel confortable with it wink.gif


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post Oct 6 2007, 10:50 AM
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third way rulleezzz smile.gif
for everybody who was problem with bad sound with the angle..try the third way!!!or second way!!!!



im play to today like you on first picture and im can't make good loud..but i'm try today the way like in you on 2 or 3 picture and that's help a lot

so picture 2-3 ruleez cool.gif specialy in my case

but like everybody says..if you feel ok with the first way and the sound is also ok..pick the most comfortable way cool.gif

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post Oct 6 2007, 08:30 PM
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I'm close to the thried pic, i keep it more between the joint and the nail and the index finger curled up a bit more.

hungus put it very well - "there is no correct way to hold the pick but only the way that is best for you"

The only problem is to find out what way that is.

I used to hold it like in pic 1 before and I sucked at playing. After changing to pic 3 speed and accuracy increased enourmously! I was close to put the guitar in the shelf after so many years of playing and not getting better. Changed the way to pic 3 and discovered a new world. Playing the guitar has never been as fun as now.

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post Oct 6 2007, 09:05 PM
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Picture number 3 is something like i do keep the pick. Btw. guys if you think the way of holding pick is not important - IT IS VERY IMPORTANT! You must find a way for holding the pick to make your playing comfortable and natural.

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post Oct 7 2007, 02:32 AM
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yeaahh 3 way ruleezz

but im still lost with 1 thing ohmy.gif when im hold the pick corectly{the angle} im do not make so good sound like if im turn the pick angle backward

on that backward way im made like 100% better sound mad.gif but im don't know way

im wanna learn right way..but im kind of lost here

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