Poll: Do you anchor or not?
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View poll results: Do you anchor or not?
Yes
89 51%
No
84 49%
Voters: 173.
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#161
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i post on here like twelve times a day. come on. but i did just change my avatar. maybe that's it...
#162
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At this point I'm referring to people who fingerpick and anchor, which a ton of people do. Players like Tommy Emmanuel for example.Not necessarily......

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IMO i can't finger pick while being anchored its not natural to me and i have to TRY and do it. but with a pick anchoring comes naturally.

but yes your whole argument is based on classical/fingerpicking players which is alot different then people using picks. as i said before fingerpicking is like a type of anchoring
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#164
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While soloing, no. Otherwise, yes.

anchoring is basically just lead guitar, i don't know how you would anchor doing strumming...
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#166
For finger picking, strumming, no.

For flat picking, yes. I feel weird not doing it.
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#167
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For finger picking, strumming, no.

For flat picking, yes. I feel weird not doing it.

yes i thought everybody knew this, as i said before it would be a hell of alot harder to anchor while strumming/fingerpicking then not.
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#169
Quote by nathan549
anchoring is basically just lead guitar, i don't know how you would anchor doing strumming...

I have an odd playing style, including the way I hold a pick.
#170
Quote by Thrill-house
I have an odd playing style, including the way I hold a pick.

that might explain it. but whatever is comfortable is the way to go
#171
Quote by nathan549
that might explain it. but whatever is comfortable is the way to go

My old guitar teacher tried to get me to play "correctly" and it did no good. It works for me though.
#172
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My old guitar teacher tried to get me to play "correctly" and it did no good. It works for me though.

thats the thing the only correct way of playing guitar is the one you feel most comfortable with doing
#173
Quote by nathan549
while watching your video your hand looks very uncomfortable ( may not be just looks that way) you don't anchor unless your palm is resting on the bridge which i can't tell, but what the other guy was saying with the fingers out was about strumming only

nice vid btw keep up the good work

Yea, I was watching it and thinking my hand looked funny, and but it feels fine while playing. I think people should just do whatever they're comfortable with

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#174
Yes, because I have no illusion about being able to play fast or complicated patterns and so anchoring is beneficial.
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#175
Quote by WCPhils
Yea, I was watching it and thinking my hand looked funny, and but it feels fine while playing. I think people should just do whatever they're comfortable with

Thanks btw

it just looks like your straining it out but if its comfortable don't change it .
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#177
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#178
I rest my hand on the bridge.

How do people play without anchoring? Do you just hold your hand above the guitar's top without touching it?

EDIT: Think about this, when you write, your hand touches the paper. It's basically the same motion as "anchoring" when playing guitar (I guess you use your fingers more than your wrist, but it's pretty similar). Why would anchoring your palm be in any way harmful? Trying to keep your arm from touching the guitar top feels awkward, so why not let it rest on the bridge?
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#179
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I rest my hand on the bridge.

How do people play without anchoring? Do you just hold your hand above the guitar's top without touching it?

EDIT: Think about this, when you write, your hand touches the paper. It's basically the same motion as "anchoring" when playing guitar (I guess you use your fingers more than your wrist, but it's pretty similar). Why would anchoring your palm be in any way harmful? Trying to keep your arm from touching the guitar top feels awkward, so why not let it rest on the bridge?


Turns out, according to proper penmanship that was taught in colonial times, you're not supposed to touch the paper with your writing hand at all. It's supposed to hover above the paper. I don't know about resting your elbow though.
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#181
I'm seriously surprised this hasn't been locked or moved to a different forum. I've seen way way too many of these threads on the guitar techniques forum.
#182
I use to try and not anchor when I played, then I saw zz top live and was witness to billy gibbons anchoring the shit out of everything. I stopped caring about anchoring after that
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#183
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I'm seriously surprised this hasn't been locked or moved to a different forum. I've seen way way too many of these threads on the guitar techniques forum.


I think this one can become the new reference to say 2 things:

1. Anchoring is not bad unless it causes pain, slows you down, or you play classical guitar.

and

2. There's always someone who can't stay on topic and goes for the personal attacks.
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#184
Nope,never felt need for it.My picking hand technique has always been good on any stringed instrument.
#185
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I think this one can become the new reference to say 2 things:

1. Anchoring is not bad unless it causes pain, slows you down, or you play classical guitar.

and

2. There's always someone who can't stay on topic and goes for the personal attacks.

exactly this. This was the whole point of me making this thread, too many other threads saying that anchoring is wrong and you should correct it, when that is complete utter bullshit. anchoring does not affect playability at all. (unless you play classical guitar)

that is very true, always people in the pit going off topic to attack others
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#187
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#188
Quote by nathan549
exactly this. This was the whole point of me making this thread, too many other threads saying that anchoring is wrong and you should correct it, when that is complete utter bullshit. anchoring does not affect playability at all. (unless you play classical guitar)

that is very true, always people in the pit going off topic to attack others


Well, it can depending on what you're trying to do, how you're doing it, and how you're anchoring.

But generally it doesn't as long as you're smart.

The only real anchoring I do is resting my wrist on the bridge to mute the strings I'm not playing. While technically "anchoring" since it's resting a part of my body on the guitar, that isn't the problematic finger anchoring a lot of people point out. I hated biology class, so I'm not great with anatomy, but if I understand it, the main problem is it tenses up and stretches the muscles that move your fingers needlessly, inhibiting picking movement and tiring your hand quicker. As long as you're relaxing your hand when you do it and can move your hand from that spot, it really shouldn't impede you.

Like I said though, I was fortunate enough to never develop the habit, so I'm just speculating here.
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#189
Not anchoring is better than anchoring. Is it that important to overly guitar playing technique? Not terribly, but saying that they are pretty much the same is wrong.
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#190
i have really good technique with my fretting hand (left) but i have simply atrocious technique with picking. I can fingerpick well enough (while anchoring) but i just can not pick unanchored. My pinky is either on the body or it's slightly crooked around the e-string. When i play the e-string it goes on the body of the guitar. Ive tried to correct the poor technique but i just cant seem to. Im left handed though so it explains why my technique is so poor, it just frustrates me that i cant improve to the level that my fretting hand is at.
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#191
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Well, it can depending on what you're trying to do, how you're doing it, and how you're anchoring.

But generally it doesn't as long as you're smart.

The only real anchoring I do is resting my wrist on the bridge to mute the strings I'm not playing. While technically "anchoring" since it's resting a part of my body on the guitar, that isn't the problematic finger anchoring a lot of people point out. I hated biology class, so I'm not great with anatomy, but if I understand it, the main problem is it tenses up and stretches the muscles that move your fingers needlessly, inhibiting picking movement and tiring your hand quicker. As long as you're relaxing your hand when you do it and can move your hand from that spot, it really shouldn't impede you.

Like I said though, I was fortunate enough to never develop the habit, so I'm just speculating here.

if there is tension in your anchor finger completely wrong, as i said i anchor both with the palm and the finger depending on what im playing, the pinky just rests on the pickguard, if my hand moves further up or further down the strings my pinky follows. There shouldn't be any tension or strain on your finger at all.
#193
Quote by rockingamer2
Not anchoring is better than anchoring. Is it that important to overly guitar playing technique? Not terribly, but saying that they are pretty much the same is wrong.

no it isn't "wrong", as i said i do BOTH and i personally see no difference in either, i play fast if not faster while i am anchored. my hand is free to go were ever it likes while the anchor finger follows. there is no difference unless you are playing classical guitar
#194
Quote by Acϵ♠
i have really good technique with my fretting hand (left) but i have simply atrocious technique with picking. I can fingerpick well enough (while anchoring) but i just can not pick unanchored. My pinky is either on the body or it's slightly crooked around the e-string. When i play the e-string it goes on the body of the guitar. Ive tried to correct the poor technique but i just cant seem to. Im left handed though so it explains why my technique is so poor, it just frustrates me that i cant improve to the level that my fretting hand is at.

anchoring isn't poor technique. If your not getting pain from doing it then your technique is perfectly fine
#196
Quote by nathan549
no it isn't "wrong", as i said i do BOTH and i personally see no difference in either, i play fast if not faster while i am anchored. my hand is free to go were ever it likes while the anchor finger follows. there is no difference unless you are playing classical guitar


Agreed.
When it comes to anything artistic, be it painting a picture, writing poetry or playing an instrument, there is no right or wrong because anything that is artistic is also subjective.

Put it this way, if there really were established rights and wrongs in guitar playing, then guys like Robert Johnson, Chuck Berry, Jimi Hendrix and Eddie Van Halen weren't really innovators at all, they were just 'doing it wrong' all along and we should all ignore their contributions to music in case we make the same 'mistakes'.
#197
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Agreed.
When it comes to anything artistic, be it painting a picture, writing poetry or playing an instrument, there is no right or wrong because anything that is artistic is also subjective.

Put it this way, if there really were established rights and wrongs in guitar playing, then guys like Robert Johnson, Chuck Berry, Jimi Hendrix and Eddie Van Halen weren't really innovators at all, they were just 'doing it wrong' all along and we should all ignore their contributions to music in case we make the same 'mistakes'.

EXACTLY, well said.
#198
I anchor sometimes, i need to work on not doing it whilst fingerpicking, the main reason why i can't seem to break away from it is because it keeps my hand stable, so i don't hit the wrong strings, but the obvious drawback is, it limits the use of my ring and pinky, so i can't play more complex stuff. I guess practice is the only thing i can do it break out of the habit.
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