How to Pick Guitar Strings

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Much like fretting notes on the guitar, plucking (or “picking”) notes on the guitar is a keystone technique, and one which you’ll be continually honing for your entire guitar playing life.

There are two main variations of picking: fingerpicking and using a plectrum (also called a “pick”). Using a pick is typically better suited for beginners, and the technique is covered here.

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