There are a variety of different picks that are available at your local music store. Since they are inexpensive you
may want to try several different types until you find one that suits you best. You should start off using a flat pick
for strumming chords and playing the song melodies when they are introduced. Hold the pick between your thumb and the first joint of your right index finger. Later on, as you are introduced to “finger picking,” you can use your thumb for the bass notes, or you may want to try a
to get a louder and clearer sound. Some finger pickers also wear metal or plastic fingerpicks on their 1st, 2nd, and sometimes 3rd fingers. Later on, if you are not quite satisfied with the sound, you can try using finger picks.