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Old 10-08-2012, 09:06 AM   #81
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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.

in all seriousness as i said before, i've never even had slight pain or tiredness in my right hand from anchoring for 5 or 6 years. I think those people who argue that have found anchoring for themselves uncomfortable or in H4T3BR33D3R case had pain. but obviously if you were anchoring and had pain you wouldn't do it in the first place.

and for the resonation of sound. complete utter bullshit, unless your trying to drive your finger through the pickguard you won't hear the slightest change.

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Old 10-08-2012, 09:42 AM   #82
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in all seriousness as i said before, i've never even had slight pain or tiredness in my right hand from anchoring for 5 or 6 years. I think those people who argue that have found anchoring for themselves uncomfortable or in H4T3BR33D3R case had pain. but obviously if you were anchoring and had pain you wouldn't do it in the first place.

and for the resonation of sound. complete utter bullshit, unless your trying to drive your finger through the pickguard you won't hear the slightest change.


If you had, you would be doing it terribly wrong.
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:52 AM   #83
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If you had, you would be doing it terribly wrong.

read back H4T3BR33D3R post saying when he anchored his wrist got sore.
hence why im saying anchoring doesn't affect MY wrist
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:59 AM   #84
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read back H4T3BR33D3R post saying when he anchored his wrist got sore.
hence why im saying anchoring doesn't affect MY wrist


He said his fretting (left hand) when playing barre chords. He wasn't talking about anchoring and making a joke at your expense for not noticing.
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:10 AM   #85
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He said his fretting (left hand) when playing barre chords. He wasn't talking about anchoring and making a joke at your expense for not noticing.

nah it was a different guy that said it was his fretting hand
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:20 AM   #86
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nah it was a different guy that said it was his fretting hand


I dunno, maybe he means you'd have wrist pain instead of hand pain. PM him or something
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:21 AM   #87
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I don't really get this. I thought anchoring was when you hold your pinky in place so you have a point of reference and can train yourself to pluck the right strings when picking. I often do this without thinking about it since I just naturally have my hand open and my pinky rests there under the high E. I have to consciously close my hand to avoid "pinky anchoring". But if I rest my palm on the bridge, that's anchoring too? So where am I supposed to leave my hand? Hovering in mid air? :p
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:22 AM   #88
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So where am I supposed to leave my hand? Hovering in mid air? :p

Yes. That's what any "proper" instructor would tell you, at least. It's also supposed to increase your hand's freedom and mobility.

A point that I also understand, but, again, have never run into an issue with it.
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:22 AM   #89
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I dunno, maybe he means you'd have wrist pain instead of hand pain. PM bin or something

haha neoevil has only said three things in this thread, first was your finger is only mm over not a cm then he replied no its not 8mm (so i provided a picture to prove it) then he says the thing about the hand. he must of just read my last post so it didn't make sense without reading the posts before haha
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It's funny that no one got the joke.
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I don't really get this. I thought anchoring was when you hold your pinky in place so you have a point of reference and can train yourself to pluck the right strings when picking. I often do this without thinking about it since I just naturally have my hand open and my pinky rests there under the high E. I have to consciously close my hand to avoid "pinky anchoring". But if I rest my palm on the bridge, that's anchoring too? So where am I supposed to leave my hand? Hovering in mid air? :p

according to some people "proper technique" is to not touch the guitar at all with your right hand. but if it is comfortable for you there is nothing wrong with anchoring, it doesn't make a difference in my book
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It's funny that no one got the joke.

there was a joke?
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there was a joke?

Exactly.

And you have giant fingers + your pinky is too long.
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Not when no one gets it.
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Exactly.

And you have giant fingers + your pinky is too long.

surprisingly its just my pinky fingers my hands are very average/small sized.
i mean its a good thing when it comes to stretching to hit notes, its alot easier :P
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Yes. That's what any "proper" instructor would tell you, at least. It's also supposed to increase your hand's freedom and mobility.

A point that I also understand, but, again, have never run into an issue with it.


Ah I see, strange. I don't get pain from pinky or palm-rest anchoring, so I just switch between them depending on which one I feel is letting me play better in that moment. To be honest I actually thought palm resting was recommended, so I've been trying to stick with that. It also lets me mute strings easier.
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exactly this
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:31 AM   #99
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Not when no one gets it.


That usually means your joke sucks
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surprisingly its just my pinky fingers my hands are very average/small sized.
i mean its a good thing when it comes to stretching to hit notes, its alot easier :P

Nah-uh your ring finger is 0.5 cm larger than mine, and your pinky is 0.8 cm larger than mine. Freaky giant hands, mate.
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