#1
HI there, I have been "playing" an acoustic guitar for already 3 months now and I came a cross a little problem ( if indeed its a problem) When i pick a song ( with a pick ) I ussualy rest my pinky on the guitar for hand stability/support. The problem is... while it might help me play i really dont like it... after a longer play it kinda goes numb/cold ( well duh after all the pressure its under) i tryed playing without it but its kinda hard and it will take some getting use to... the question is, should i try to delete this habbit or is it perfectly normal ? ( i'll try to move on to an eletric, but in a distant future., will this habbit hurt the playing ? )
#2
if you talking about resting your pinky on the right hand than its a fairly common problem. It won't cause damage but it will inhibit your agility and accuracy
#3
Not necessarilly. There are phenomenal guitarists who ground their picking hand (you're pinky situation) such as Joe Satrianni. I don't particularly care for Satch, but he is just a good example. Some people argue that not grounding develops better technique and if you plan on playing 7 or 8 string guitars, such as myself, you are going to end most of your gounding.