Picking Techniques

Generally 2 styles of picking
1) picking with a plectrum (also called a 'pick') aka flat picking
2( fingerstyle (plucking the strings with your fingers)

AND finally a 3rd style known as 'hybrid' which is just a combination of style 1 and 2 above (holding the plectrum in
between your fingers and occasionally pushing out plectrum to use in betwen using your fingers)