In this how to video, you will learn how to hold a guitar pick. This is useful if you want to successfully rock out. A pick is a triangular piece of plastic. First, lay the back of the pick into the crease of your index finger. Next, lay your thumb perpendicularly across the back of the pick. If you look at it from this angle, the flat of the thumb is on one side while the side of the index is on the other. When playing, you will have a little bit of pick past the finger as you slide along the string. This video shows you how to hold a pick properly, which is essential for a beginner.