#1
I've been playing 2 years, and I still anchor my hand by placing my pinky on the pickguard. It seems it's the only way I can play leads.

What can i do to stop this? Or is it really even that bad of a habit?
#3
I do it all the time. So do a lot of professionals. Its not recommended, buts its a habit I guess.
#5
i dont, but i usually keep the outer part of my palm (base of pinky) on the bridge. i'm completely lost without doing that...
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#6
for speed, ots not recommended, for intricity, it is, do learn to do both
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#7
its good if you have a flexible kind of anchoring going on...if its stiff and hinders your speed, thats when its bad...but if it actually helps you skip from string to string through muscle memory, and you can still do it very fast, that means you re doing it right.
#10
if you've been doing it 2 years there's more benefit to just keeping on with it than trying to start all over. Vince Neil and Joe Satriani do it. just don't stiffen up the finger, relax it a bit and dont push hard coz that's extra tension and you'll stuff up your wrists
#11
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#12
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if you've been doing it 2 years there's more benefit to just keeping on with it than trying to start all over. Vince Neil and Joe Satriani do it. just don't stiffen up the finger, relax it a bit and dont push hard coz that's extra tension and you'll stuff up your wrists



LOL - it must be ok then
#13
I stopped anchoring 3 months ago and I feel it improve my picking, but I can't do tremolo picking or palm muting without anchoring.
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LOL - it must be ok then




Yeah vince neil is a guitarist we all should look up to

No offense to motley I love them but this comment is funny.
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#15
I anchor, usually with just my pinky touching the pickguard. I prefer it to be honest, gives me a sense of leverage.

I know John Frusciante occasionally anchors also.
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#16
If it feels right for you, do it. If you use your pinky (and other fingers) for finger picking while plucking with the pick bass notes all in a solo.... then 1) wow, you kick ass and 2) DON'T ANCHOR

but if you don't do that when playing then by all means anchor away!
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#17
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Yeah vince neil is a guitarist we all should look up to

No offense to motley I love them but this comment is funny.



lol first guy that popped into my head he does some good fills sometimes.. nothing wrong with satriani though
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lol first guy that popped into my head he does some good fills sometimes.. nothing wrong with satriani though


Yeah he plays on Dont Go Away Mad and Same Ol Situation live I think. Dont get me wrong man I love LOVE motley crue they are my second favorite band I just found the comment funny.
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#20
Wow... this is like .... an .... "it's unhealthy to pee" thread or something.

I'll bet I have 20 magazines at home from the 80's that describe how to anchor and why it's important to learn to do it properly.

Seriously... is like some giant huge massive guitar troll thread or something?

Like... those drink urine to stay young e-mails that were so popular a couple years ago.... that were a joke... but now.. .there are still people drinking their urine...

Is this one of those threads ???
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