The best way to hold your guitar pick is what is best for you. I know that sounds weird but it’s true. People often ask “is it better to play with the thumb & first finger, or the thumb & second finger, or is it best to use the fingers & pick together?”
Well, in reality all these options are good. How to hold your guitar pick is up to the individual and how they play. But here is an example for reference that can help you to get moving in the right direction. Then you can take it from there.
There are many different ways you can do it & it’s really up to you & how you approach the guitar & what style of music you choose to play.
Playing with your fingers and pick at the same time is called “hybrid picking” and is a very common technique among guitarists who like to do both. It’s hard to say what fingers it’s best to hold it between. Everybody plays different and that is what makes learning guitar so cool. You can plat it the way you choose.
Playing with a pick does produce a harder sound is can be useful for creating dynamics in your music. Knowing which fingers to hold it with is another story altogether. My recommendation would be to experiment.
Learning how to play guitar can be a lifelong study and practicing trying out different ideas your mind presents to you is always a good choice. It will allow you to develop your own style of playing. It’s good to look for guidance by watching other people. It’ll give you ideas as well.
The thing you want to remember though is that what works for one person doesn’t always work for another. So it’s best to try out different things in your approach. Only then will you be able to figure it out for yourself what works best for you.
I myself don’t do a lot of fingerstyles and I congratulate you on getting that style down. Just keep progressing forward with your studies and follow the guidelines in this lesson and you’ll soon discover what works best for you. Good luck with your learning and if you need some additional training that might help you out. Be sure to check out some of my other lessons here on my blog. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me on Facebook or shoot me an email here on my site.
Thanks for reading & take care.
Sincerely, Dwayne Jenkins