How to Hold a Flat Pick

It may seem very natural to hold the flat pick with the thumb and the tips of the first two fingers. This is ok for initial experimentation. However, it fails to make the best use of the power in the wrist and elbow. Instead of using the two long fingers of the picking hand, make a loose fist and hold the pick against the second knuckle of the first finger with the thumb. This may feel awkward at first. Once you become accustomed to holding the pick in this way you will see that it gives you much more leverage, … Continue reading How to Hold a Flat Pick