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Holding the Flatpick  
 
Holding the Flatpick  
 
Holding the Flatpick
Holding the Flatpick
 
There are many things to think about when you look at how best to hold a flatpick and how it should strike the strings. While there are many ways to hold the flatpick that work well for different guitarists, it’s important that your hand and arm should be comfortable with as little tension as possible. In this lesson, Scott demonstrates his way of holding the pick and talks about things you should think about in order to play with minimal tension and get the best tone you can get, including where and at what angle your pick hits the strings, how your arm and hand move in concert, and how to find a comfortable position on your guitar. He also talks about choosing a pick and how to make sure that you’re not gripping the pick too hard.


This lesson is provided free as part of our For Beginners resources at Peghead Nation. This lesson comes from Roots and Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar by Scott Nygaard.

 
 
 
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