Will someone please create an article on how to hold the plectrum properly?I could not find a single article on this site dealing with this topic.
I don't honestly think that you need a whole article on it.

Just hold the widest part of the plectrum with your thumb and index finger, with the point facing outwards.

100%EDIT: And also, Google. There's about 40,000 results.
100%EDIT: My post sounded angry. I am very sorry
Last edited by 100%guitarmad at Jan 9, 2009,
in between your thumb and the side of your index finger, search on google if that doesn't make sense

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Hold it however you want, there's no rulebook.
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Whatever is comfortable.

I pick a few different ways depending on how i'm playing; alternate picking, downstrokes etc.
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I have a question-when u do pinch harmonics, u hold the pick so that only a little bit sticks out. If a song has pinch harmonics. do you have to hold the pick like that for the whole song?
If you're not even sure how to hold a plectrum yet it's a little premature to be worrying about pinch harmonics.

Put them on the backburner for a few months, you're not going to have a chance of learning them until you can pick properly, and you're not going to be able to do that until you've figured out how to hold the plectrum.
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thanks man, the help is really appreciated. i wasnt sure if i was holding the plectrum properly. while i was downpicking it was ok. if i do alternate(the only other picking style i know), the plectrum slips all the time. Thanks for replying! Really appreciated