I sometmes feel like it's easier to play withouta pick, because I'm not sure if I hold mine correctly, which limits my range of motion (or so it feels that way anyhow). I tend to have the point of the pick pointed down toward the top of my index finger instead of across. Image attached. I seem to be able to play much more freely, both strumming and playing lead. Anyone else struggle with this?
Hey Bob, I do it a different way, but somewhat similar.
A long time ago when I used to play with the "point" of the pick, it would always move to one of the rounder sides. So I've been playing that way for years.
Rob Childress (Chillin' It)