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.
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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UNDERSTANDING: HOW THE FINGERS LEARN
Your fingers have this amazing ability, as does every muscle in your body, to "remember" anything they do. We all use this ability of the muscles in different ways in various things we do in life.
The person practicing performs various movements with the fingers, directed to a certain result. If the movements were done slowly and accurately, with no extra tension is the muscles involved, the fingers would have no trouble reproducing them at a faster speed.
Because that is the only way to have the mind control the fingers and make them do what is desired, and keep extra tension to a minimum, or eliminated entirely. Remember this: Whatever your fingers experience doing slowly, in a state of total relaxation, they will be able to do very quickly, provided they experience enough absolutely correct repetitions of that action. This is not some special secret thing only some people have or some people
Because that is the only waxy to have the mind control the fingers and malt, them do what is desired, and &esp extra tension to a minimum, or eliminated entirely
This ability of the muscles and nervous system of our body to remember and repeat movements they have already experienced is the foundation of how we learn to play the guitar, or any instrument for that matter, and is called muscle memory.
It's important to realine that this is not some special secret thing only some people have or some people use. We all do it already, but you must understand it and respect it when you practice, in order to be able to practice effectively, that is, get results. The great players understand these things, and they practice like they understand them. You can too!