#1
I know anchoring is bad, blah blah, tension, blah blah. But I can't seem to play without it. I keep my pinky on the high E string, but I don't put any pressure or grip it or any tension I can feel. I just rest it there and it seems to help a lot. Does this still count as anchoring or it is fine because it helps? Thank you to the people who elaborate more than "don't do it, it's bad."
#2
If it's comfortable for you just carry on, as long as you don't feel it hindering your playing in any way and you play cleanly. I am usually always really lightly touching the pickguard with my pinky and don't feel any tension. Loads of great players play anchored anyway, and it doesn't harm them...
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#3
Just a quick question - how do you strum 6 string chords?

Anyway, if you aren't putting pressure on it it probably affects your playing relatively little - do you have big hands perchance?
#4
yea man I do the exact thing but i kind of hold my hand straight and anchor to the bridge. The only thing that i can't do really well is sweeps, but I don't like them anyway lol
#5
well when I play chords I don't need to do it, just when I play single strings. It's like it helps me find the string.
#6
Quote by zgbgydug
well when I play chords I don't need to do it, just when I play single strings. It's like it helps me find the string.
Well, if it's about finding strings, you get used to that really quick without anchoring.
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