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09/25/2017 8:55 pm

Hi zeo8,

This is a tough question. I advise any beginner to use a pick because there are more advanced techniques where a pick simply works better. Also, not using a pick, like Travis picking or other fingerstyles, can be a bit more difficult for beginners.

As for the angle of your pick, I say, you should hold it however you feel is most comfortable. Whether that's 45 degrees or not is up to you.

You can check out this lesson on how to hold and use a pick: https://www.guitartricks.com/lesson.php?input=13957&s_id=1142

Best,

Billy


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