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Old 10-08-2012, 08:33 AM   #61
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I actually find it quite uncomfortable to anchor which is why I don't.

thats the thing, alot of people think its "wrong" to anchor, but really its what your comfortable with. as i said in the op i do both depends on what im playing really but prefer to anchor cause it feels more comfortable. Do what ever is more comfortable there is no right or wrong way and for me anchoring doesn't restrict my speed or movement in the slighest.
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:36 AM   #62
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but your slap is so weak cause of the brittle bones, while my slap is like this
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:39 AM   #63
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correct according to who?


well you can really mess up your arm doing it.
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:43 AM   #64
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but your slap is so weak cause of the brittle bones, while my slap is like this

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Old 10-08-2012, 08:43 AM   #65
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I can't be bothered to read this thread but I'm going to add a "I anchored your mom last night" joke
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:44 AM   #66
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Can you duel banjos though? Because that doesn't matter unless you duel 'em.


That doesn't work. It's a known fact that it's impossible to get a banjo to play in a given key by design, so there is statistically a one in 144 chance of two banjos playing in the same key. This is assuming that they are both tuned properly, but try as you might, it is physically impossible to tune a banjo properly.
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:47 AM   #67
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well you can really mess up your arm doing it.

how exactly?
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:49 AM   #68
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your slaps just pump me up baby
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:50 AM   #69
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That doesn't work. It's a known fact that it's impossible to get a banjo to play in a given key by design, so there is statistically a one in 144 chance of two banjos playing in the same key. This is assuming that they are both tuned properly, but try as you might, it is physically impossible to tune a banjo properly.


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Old 10-08-2012, 08:51 AM   #70
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how exactly?

Because it can cause tension in your arm which could mess with your tendons. It's doesn't happen to everyone who anchors obviously, but it's more likely to happen I think. THat's just what I've been told.
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:53 AM   #71
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I anchor, but try not to (on occasion).

I understand why one shouldn't and why it could potentially be bad, but then I see guys who play guitar for a living and have been for more years than I've been alive, and decide it's not worth the effort to fix.
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:54 AM   #72
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Because it can cause tension in your arm which could mess with your tendons. It's doesn't happen to everyone who anchors obviously, but it's more likely to happen I think. THat's just what I've been told.

I don't know about other people but there is no tension when i anchor
I don't push down with my finger it just kinda rests there
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:56 AM   #73
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I don't know about other people but there is no tension when i anchor
I don't push down with my finger it just kinda rests there

Well then it probably won't hurt your arm.
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:57 AM   #74
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I don't know about other people but there is no tension when i anchor
I don't push down with my finger it just kinda rests there


My wrist kills when I anchor. I'd always have to stretch my wrists after I was done playing.
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:57 AM   #75
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I anchor, but try not to (on occasion).

I understand why one shouldn't and why it could potentially be bad, but then I see guys who play guitar for a living and have been for more years than I've been alive, and decide it's not worth the effort to fix.

well to be honest if you find it comfortable what is there to fix? i sure don't have problem with speed or movement when i anchor (which is one of the argument points of people who say its wrong)

if it aint' broken don't fix it
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:58 AM   #76
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My wrist kills when I anchor. I'd always have to stretch my wrists after I was done playing.

really? i can play all day and my right hand never gets sore or even tired.
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:00 AM   #77
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really? i can play all day and my right hand never gets sore or even tired.


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There's validity to the anchoring problems. Just not for everybody. Just cause you didn't get cancer from smoking a pack a day doesn't mean nobody else will.
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:01 AM   #78
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My wrist kills when I anchor. I'd always have to stretch my wrists after I was done playing.

My fretting hand is usually what hurts because I never learned the "correct" way to barre chords until last year. Kind of sad, but that's where self-teaching gets you. I work on it, of course, but old habits, you know.

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well to be honest if you find it comfortable what is there to fix? i sure don't have problem with speed or movement when i anchor (which is one of the argument points of people who say its wrong)

if it aint' broken don't fix it

I do agree. But people will argue that it can hurt your wrist in the long run, and even reduce the resonation of sound.
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:02 AM   #79
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My fretting hand is usually what hurts because I never learned the "correct" way to barre chords until last year. Kind of sad, but that's where self-teaching gets you. I work on it, of course, but old habits, you know.


I do agree. But people will argue that it can hurt your wrist in the long run, and even reduce the resonation of sound.


I'm self taught too! Lucky for me I don't Hendrix barre chords
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:04 AM   #80
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There's validity to the anchoring problems. Just not for everybody. Just cause you didn't get cancer from smoking a pack a day doesn't mean nobody else will.

haha that is very true, obviously if anchoring causes you problems theres no point in doing it but if it isn't doing harm and you do it, no reason to fix it.
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