#1
I've been playing all this time with my hand kind of curved up in a ball. My friend told me that it's better to kind of hold the pic with your thumb and index and let your other fingers hang off your hand.

Can anyone confirm this for me? Is this helpful at all?
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#2
The best way to hold a pick is the way which feels most comfortable to you.
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The best way to hold a pick is the way which feels most comfortable to you.

I second this
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#4
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The best way to hold a pick is the way which feels most comfortable to you.

And it's also more comfortable to anchor with a few fingers, play only downstrokes, not mute strings and not use your pinky.

Your friend is correct TS.
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And it's also more comfortable to anchor with a few fingers, play only downstrokes, not mute strings and not use your pinky.

Your friend is correct TS.

Could you maybe link me to a video where somebody is using a good picking technique? I just want to see how my hand should look.
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And it's also more comfortable to anchor with a few fingers, play only downstrokes, not mute strings and not use your pinky.

Your friend is correct TS.


Well yeh obviously. Perhaps I should've added "within reason" at the end of my comment, but his question was about holding the pick, and everyone's different. Personally I use a mixture, depending on what I'm playing.
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#7
Quote by Yerjam
The best way to hold a pick is the way which feels most comfortable to you.

This.

Because trying to master picking the right way in the eyes of others is a waste of time unless you work relentlessly for weeks on end.

So just pick the way you've been picking and you'll be fine unless your picking severely hinders your ability to pick smoothly and quickly.
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#8
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Could you maybe link me to a video where somebody is using a good picking technique? I just want to see how my hand should look.

I would look up on youtube Marshall Harrison, Paul Gilbert and Guthrie Govan. They are the first that come to mind.
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