#1
When I tap, specifically strange sounding arpeggios, I pull my pinky in to the bottom of the neck. It really helps me switch strings quickly, but might be one hell of a habit to get rid of when I'm a little more experienced and want to try 6+ finger style.

Any suggestions or advice? I'm trying to be more concerned with chords right now, don't want to have to give some of that time up to simply not anchor my tapping.
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#2
practice without anchoring? that or sleep with the guitar under your pillow in hopes that the guitar fairy comes and fixes your technique for you.
#3
Quote by TisPyon
hopes that the guitar fairy comes and fixes your technique for you.
Well whats proper technique then? Both hands parallel to the neck?
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#5
Pick (or tapping) hand pinky. ROFL it sure as hell isn't my fret hand. And usually the treble side of the neck. It's not like its wrapping around the neck or anything, just rests there, almost muting even.

And my pick/tap hand usually rests down the length of the guitar neck, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULEBSxP725w kind of like that, but Van Halen even anchors his thumb!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0D49PS69Ug Then there is this, where he is obviously got a much different right-hand technique.

Right now my pick/tap hand is almost like a more loose and free Van Halen

I just figured that when I started throwing multiple tapping fingers in there eventually, that my hand would gradually migrate clock-wise until both hands are parallel with the neck, on their own side, respectively.

BUT maybe it won't gradually happen, and in a few years its going to be one hell of a habit to overcome. In which case, I should probably re-learn tapping NOW!
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you better check under the sea,
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