How to Use a Flatpick for Bluegrass

How to Use a Flatpick for Bluegrass by David Ellis is a free video lesson that will teach you all about playing with a guitar pick. David will provide an overview of the different shapes and sizes of picks available and techniques for holding the pick. You will then be able to see and hear the difference this can have on tone for bluegrass rhythm or lead playing. David will demonstrate teardrop shaped picks, picks with pointed tips, smaller Jazz style picks, and Dawg style thick picks. The difference in shape and size can create fat, mellow, bright, and a variety of other sound qualities. The video will also cover how to hold the pick while playing bluegrass. Speed and tone can be greatly affected by how the pick is held. David will show you how to angle the pick so that it glides over the strings better.