#2
I dont think so?
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#3
It depends on the technique you are trying to do. But I think for most, pick holding comes natural with practice. Are you asking about just strumming, though?
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#4
Not really but if you think your picking style sucks then give this a go

http://nz.youtube.com/watch?v=s-NOMn3P9AE

You dont have to turn the pick like he does but that way of picking is probably the most popular and gives you the most control.
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#5
my neighor just said has your teacher taught you how to hold a pick so i didnt know if i was holdin it worng or somthin
#6
yeah.....you can hold the pick anyway you want, but most people agree that holding the pick inbetween your thumb and side of your pointer finger is the most effective way to hold the pick. Although it may seem more natural to hold it another way, you should try doing it the "correct" way. This is because later on you will want to play rhythm or lead patterns that will require you use a turning motion in your wrist instead of a strumming motion in your arm, and holding it like i discribed is the best way for that.
#7
There is really no "right" way to do it. There are a few major styles and then everyone tweaks how it is done to meet their needs. Just experiment with what you like and find the grip that lets you play your best.
#9
No, but there are easier ways. When I started I essentially made a fist and held the pick between my thumb and index finger, then wondered why I couldn't palm mute. One day on a hunch I opened the hand and and suddenly life was good.
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#10
Just basically however you feel comfortable
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#11
Tremolo picking gets harder if you don't have enough grip on the pick.
Pinched harmonics get harder if you're holding it in a way that capitalises on grip.
Find yourself a happy midpoint.
#12
Like everyone else has said, there technically is no "wrong" way to hold your pick, some will provide you with easier palm muting while making it harder to do pinched harmonics, etc. It's all personal preference and what you feel is best for you.
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