zack7521
Registered User
Join date: Jul 2012
90 IQ
#1
I've always held the pick between my thumb and the pad of my index finger since I started guitar, but I was trying different stuff earlier, and I started it with the knuckle of my index finger instead. Is the latter the "correct" way to pick? When I was picking like that, it was a lot more fluid, but also a lot slower.

http://imgur.com/a/MXAqk
The first picture is how I used to pick, and the second is how I'm trying to pick now.
drop1337
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Join date: Jan 2014
20 IQ
#3
I like it somewhere between both extremes.
Last edited by drop1337 at Jan 12, 2014,
Killing Hand
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Join date: Dec 2013
10 IQ
#4
I've never been comfortable using the pick between the pad and the thumb, but as MetalMullet says, whichever works for you. Indeed some guitarists like to use a three finger technique.
CJGunner7
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Join date: Mar 2013
30 IQ
#6
There's no right or wrong way, it's whatever feels good for you but most players handle the pick in a very similar way
"Music Without Emotion Is Like Food Without Flavour"
Paul Gilbert