|Flatpick (or Flat Pick) noun \ˈflat ˈpik\
00:55A Flat Pick is simply defined as a pick that's flat. They come in a huge variety of shapes, colors, materials, thickness and flexibility.
Flatpicks are grasped between the thumb and forefinger and used to pick a variety of stringed instruments including guitars, mandolins, zithers, and many other string instruments. One well-known folk musician, Tut Taylor, even uses flatpicks to play dobro!
Flatpicking style guitar would be nowhere without the flatpick! Mandolin players don't use anything else but a flatpick. No other picking device can match the speed, power and efficiency of a flatpick. You can get the entire mass of your forearm into the act for a solid string strike. You can create speedy tremolo effects by rapidly and delicately striking the string, among many other effects that can be achieved with a flatpick.
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