Watch the Playing on the D String online guitar lesson by David Hamburger from Blues Guitar For Beginners
Should you rest your fingers on the face of the guitar when you pick? That's one of those "it depends" questions. I'm definitely doing it when I pick the single notes in this lesson, but definitely wouldn't under different circumstances - say, playing certain rhythm guitar styles. It's natural to want to brace your hand against the instrument, but there are times when it can get in the way. Try these exercises both ways.