#1
Hello

Got this problem,
I'm having a hard time to hold the pick, it slides of my grip all the time.
Anyone have some nice tip to hold the pick?
And, should the pick be still when I hit the strings? or will it kind of give in, and bend some?

Thank you, and I hope you guys understood me.
#4
I personally hold it with my thumb, index, and middle fingers. A lot of people I know only use their thumb and index but like ginjan said its personal preference. It used to slip out of my fingers a lot too, but as you play more it won't happen as much.

As for the pick bending, that all depends on the thickness of the pick. I use a 1.5mm heavy pick for most songs so it doesn't bend at all, but on faster songs such as Pinball Wizard I use a light because the bending makes it easier to play faster.
#5
Picks are usually gripped with two fingers—thumb and index—and are played with pointed end facing the strings. However, it's a matter of personal preference and many notable musicians use different grips. For example, Eddie Van Halen holds the pick between his thumb and middle finger; James Hetfield and Steve Morse hold a pick using 3 fingers—thumb, middle and index!
Last edited by BodomTerror at Mar 15, 2008,
#6
I also agree that there is no wrong way. Its music man, there are no rules but your own. I used to have problems holding picks too.(Sweaty hands) I tak and exacto knife or razor blade and carve lines and x's in my picks to aid in grip. Lots of pro's do this.
#7
Most people (I think) hold it with their thumb and the side of their index finger. I hold it with my thumb, index, and middle finger. I usually use a medium pick, but since I'm at a real tight budget right now, I can only use my light one, and I lost all my others .
Gear:
Schecter Hellraiser Deluxe
Boss DS-1
Crate GTD65

GAS List:
Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier Roadster
#8
If it slides out of your hand, buy the pick with "sandy" cover.
Poor polish guitar player.