< This video takes you through the basics on how to hold the pick and pluck the strings with it.
Some points to consider on this:
I recommend using a pick of around 1mm in thickness (Jim Dunlop is my preferred brand), but, as the video suggests, if you find this too difficult at first you can certainly use a thinner one to start with. Just be aware that you’ll likely need to move to a thicker one in time to achieve better sound & feel.
A quote to remember is: “Thin picks = thin sound & Fat Picks = Fat sound”!
Using a pick will be awkward at first, but do persevere with the holding style demonstrated in this video, and moving toward using a pick of around 1mm thickness, as it is the most universally effective combination for a wide variety of playing styles.