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Guitar Plectrums & The Guitar Pick

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PICK 1311

Hawaii Pacific University


Raquelle Rodriguez



Course Description

This course will introduce you to the art of making your own guitar picks from a variety of materials. You will learn how to select the best plectrum for the job, how to cut and shape them to your own specification, and how to finish them to a high standard. The course will also cover the use of different picks for different styles of music, and how to care for your picks to ensure they last for years to come or easily replace them if you happen to lose one.

Apart from making plectrums for yourself, they can also be used for various instruments such as the mandolin & lute. You can not only make them for yourself, but also for friends & family, and even as a hobby or side business.

The majority of musical instruments include extra tools and aids that make them easier to use, especially powerful instruments. Each instrument has a bow, which naturally comes in a variety of sizes, lengths, and thicknesses for the violin, cello, and viola. The same applies to guitars that use handmade guitar picks.

There are many different things to take into account while selecting guitar picks. We’ll talk about those aspects and the requirement for a guitar pick in this article.

A guitar pick is what?A guitar pick is a plectrum used with guitars that is typically made of plastic or wood, but can also be made of various materials like glass, stone, rubber tagua, etc. They often have an acute isosceles triangle shape, with two corners that are rounded and one that is less rounded.

this article shows everything on how to choose the best guitar picks for you

A guitar pick’s main usage is for plucking the instrument’s strings. However, they have been used for centuries. They have been applied to stringed instrument performance.

The benefits of using a guitar pickYou might be perplexed as to why a guitar pick is necessary when your fingers or thumb would suffice such as with bass picks. Using a pick, you can choose from a variety of playing styles and even pick up new ones.

When utilizing a pick instead of your thumb, you can produce more beautiful sounds, and picking on the strings will come naturally to you.

What to look for when selecting the best guitar pickWhen selecting a guitar pick, there are a number of things to take into account, such as:

Its thickness. This also relies on your picking technique .

or level of skill. A thinner guitar pick would be best if you like to play with rhythm because it will be simpler for you to pluck the strings. Thick guitar picks are best for playing lead guitar.

Always take the pick’s thickness into account before purchasing.The dimensions and form. You must select a regular guitar pick with a pointed, mounted tip. Some picks are comparable in size and shape, allowing you to grip them anyway you choose.

You must be aware that there are different plectrum sizes and shapes.

ConclusionWhen it comes to guitar picks, they are all a matter of taste but they are essential. This is especially true if you are a guitarists. They bring a lovely melody, aid in making your playing more dynamic, and can sometimes inspire creativity in the user. When it comes to choosing a guitar pick or making your own, always consider the shape, tone, thickness, & textures.

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