Okay so I'm really struggling with how to do pick harmonics. Some how my pick and thumb are supposed to touch the string but I just don't get it.
Are there videos or tips that you guys can please recommend?
For a novice guitar player this Bon Jovi song is a great considilation of a number of skills..... pick harmonic in the opening riff, single note riff, power chords, octave chords, bends, hammer on pull off/natural harmonic/whammy bar solo.
I'm not a big fan of the song per se but that's a lot of skills packed in one song. Plus learning a song you know well helps because you know when it sounds off.
I think even video of the technique would fail to really convey how it's done. It's a bit of a tacit thing, rather than something that can be described. You're right that the thumb should touch the string. If you were to watch an extreme slow mo video of it, the thumb would touch the string just as the pick leaves it. But, like I said, I don't think it can be described in a meaningful way to someone who can't already do it. But it's not very difficult. You just need to experiment. Just keep at it, experimenting away, and honing in on it. As you go, you should notice you're getting the sound, or closer to the sound, and just try to replicate and refine what it is that's going on when you're getting the harmonic.
Once you're cracking it, try picking at different points along the string. The harmonic you'll produce will be dependent on where you pick and which fret you're holding. Don't worry about what notes they are or anything, just be aware that some pop out easier than others, so trying out different places to pick might help speed things up. Nothing wild. Just try picking a cm or two further along the string.
Also, don't have too much of the pick sticking out from between your thumb and forefinger. If there's too much pick sticking out, it'll be difficult to get your thumb into contact with the string.