How to Use a Guitar Pick (Beginner)

In this 4 minute video, Guitar Teacher Steve Falter shows you how to use a guitar pick and demonstrates two exercises to get new players off to a good start.    

First, Steve talks about selecting a guitar pick and shows you a few common shapes and sizes. He also talks about the thickness of guitar picks and offers tips on finding one that's right for you.   Then he demostrates a few ways to hold the pick, followed by how to position the pick on the guitar strings.   Next, Steve will show you two simple exercises to help you develop a smooth strumming technique and control when picking individual strings.