When you first start playing guitar there are a lot of choices to make regarding gear. Peter Vogl has some quick advice that will help you choose the right guitar pick.
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Start with a medium pick and then explore a wide variety of shapes, materials, and guages or thickness. You can put these picks in a jar and create your own “pick salad”. As you practice with different picks, you’ll immediately notice the difference in how they feel in your hand. You should also experiment with the different types of tone you can create. After a while, you will zero in on the pick that works for you. If you have trouble keeping it in your hand, check out our quick tip on how to stop dropping your pick.
Shapes: Heart, Triangle, Tear Drop
Materials: Nylon, Tortex, Celluloid
Thickness: Light, Medium, Heavy