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RIGHT HAND POSITION FOR PICK-STYLE

A look around the guitar world shows a huge range of right hand styles, with the greatest range of approaches used by players of acoustic or electric instruments. A lot depends on their individual hand anatomy, the type of instrument and musical genre, the type of sound they want to achieve.
So, if you are a beginner you need a safe way to begin, I recommend using this position:
anchor the palm of your hand on the bridge. Press down just hard enough so that your wrist can hardly move. Don't press too hard though! Now keep your fingers open and lean both your pinky and third finger on the guitar allowing the possibility of moving.

Watch the image below.
At this point the thing that you must try is to play with the pick perpendicular to the strings, with a flat angle, or with a slight inclination. This has a lot of influence on the sound of the acoustic guitars, less for the electric guitars. Let your ear decide what sound you like best.
How to hold the pick-hand 1
How to hold the pick-hand 2
How to hold the pick-hand 3
There are many variations to this position, you start from this and when you feel comfortable you can begin to make small changes. Experiment on yourself.
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DESIRE: YOUR FUEL FOR SUCCESS
I have seen that I can give students everything they need to learn to play well, maybe play great. With one exception, that is. In fact, there is one most important quality you must have, in order to go through what it takes to learn to play the guitar. That is desire. You must really feel a need for it in your life, whether you want to play on the amateur level, or the professional.
When I end this desire in people, it strikes me as a beautiful thing. Unfortunately, desire alone is not enough. In fact, I have often met people who had that desire, but lost it due to frustration about not being able to make any progress in their efforts to learn the guitar. They assumed they didn't have the talent, and gave up. I have also met many people who have played badly for years, and they bravely keep hoping that all the problems they have with all those pieces they struggle with will someday go away. Someday playing will be enjoyable, and satisfying, and even sound good! Someday they won't fall apart when they play in front of other people.
The person who gives up, and the person who continues playing the same way year after year, assumes that the great players have some special natural ability that they unfortunately do not posses. It is a rather hopeless feeling. Even though I think the methods in this book will help anyone, I am writing this book especially for people who are in this state of frustration, so they will learn that the problem is not lack of ability. They just do not have the correct information about how to practice to get results.
Your desire to play the guitar is what makes you begin your journey, and when coupled with the correct information about the mechanics of playing and practicing, your desire will increase and carry you further. I am happy to tell you that if you understand and use the methods in this book, you will have the tools to become as good as you want to be on the guitar.

The Principles of Correct Practice for Guitar: The Perfect Start for Beginners and the Answer to the Problems of Players
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