Why Use it?
A guitar pick is a plectrum used for strumming guitars, and is quite helpful to learn strumming, especially when you are a beginner.
These are available in a wide variety of shapes, colors and thicknesses. Most guitar players try out various makes and then stick to something that they are comfortable playing with.
A pick is generally made of one uniform material; such as plastic, nylon, or celluloid. The better ones do help to an extent to provide a natural feel and warm, fat tone.
Easy to Lose it?
One problem with these accessories is that you can easily lose them, considering that they are so small in size. And if you don’t have a brightly colored one, it becomes difficult to find them in case you lose them.
If you don’t believe so, ask any guitar player and they would certainly agree. Guitar and bass players who have been playing for several years may have purchased hundreds or even thousands of these guitar accessories. And every time you do a thorough cleaning of the house, you will find a few of these from different corners.
So most guitar players prefer to keep a pack of these guitar picks, with them!
Use a Guitar Pick Holder
You may even choose to go in for a guitar pick holder, which is quite convenient to keep these picks, once you are done playing.
The best part is that there are pick holders which easily attach to the guitar itself, so you don’t have to worry about losing anything.
The little adhesive strip on the holder keeps it glued to the guitar, and peels off easily without ruing the finish of the guitar.
Here’s a nice video that shows various picks, how to choose one, and how to hold a pick.