Ok so I have been playing guitar for about 5 years now ( I gave up for to years cos I was a lazy idiot) I’m 13 now. My first teacher, which I had for a year, taught us that we shouldn’t use a pick because it was wrong and I believed her, I was only 8 at the time though and I had just started playing guitar then. For the next 4 years I went on using my fingers, now I’m too used to it. I only use a pick for strumming. But now I want/need to use it for my Rockschool Exams.
1 Alternate picking is hell for me. I can only do it kind of ok when I am using 2 fingers and a thumb to hold a pick, coming on to my next problem.
2 How are you supposed to hold a pick anyway, sometimes I will get the hang of it using my index finger and a thumb and it will be comfortbale, but as soon as I put my pick down, and pick it back up again I will have forgotten how too hold it.
3 When I am using a pick, i have brought along a problem that i had when using my fingers. my pinky like rests lopsided on the pick guard. it this normal??
Do you have any YouTube Videos I could watch or any websites that would be useful. or any dvds I could order from anyone to help with my problems.
I have guitar lessons already but they’re only once a week for 15-60 mins