#1
I rest my pinky finger on the guitars body when alt. picking, 'cause I feel it gives me more control. The odd time I do it with some chords too. Is this a bad habit?
Sorry if this has already been posted.
#2
It's called anchoring, and it has been posted 285903485930458394 times. It's not bad, many famous guitarists do it, and I do it too sometimes.
#3
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It's called anchoring, and it has been posted 285903485930458394 times. It's not bad, many famous guitarists do it, and I do it too sometimes.

actually it can do damage to your hand/wrist over time causing stuff like carpel tunnel

it's best to avoid it, plus not anchoring will allow you to play faster and with better ease

edit: there used to be a really good sticky about anchoring but it seems to have disappeared
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#4
Quote by Poglia
It's called anchoring, and it has been posted 285903485930458394 times.


this is right

Quote by Poglia
It's not bad, many famous guitarists do it, and I do it too sometimes.


this is wrong. anchoring can lead to serious tendon and muscle problems, and it IS a crutch that prevents you from having the proper freedom of movement to play guitar to the fullest extent. it's okay to anchor for a specific passage that may require it, but if you do it all the time, you will run into trouble.
#5
found it here, this does a better job explaining than i do
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