#1
D--------5--------7----
A--------5---------7-
E0-0-0-3-0-0-0-5
PM..... PM....
this is a part of metallica's for whom the bell tolls. I was wondering if it is a good or bad habit to anchor during parts like these, where you've switching from palm mute to normal playing quickly.
for example, I will play the palm muted part with my ring and pinky fingers on the pick guard. Then, when I have to play without palm mute I will raise my right hand up onto the support of the ring and pinky fingers to make it work.

I have tried to make this as clear as possible, wondering if it is ok to play this section like this.


I know anchoring is bad and I only have been using it for palm muting parts like these.
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#2
i would suggest learning to put your palm against the strings without touching the pickguard at all...perhaps by changing the angle of your hand to the strings to that the side of your palm (and pinky) mutes the strings rather than the front
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#3
I play it really cleanly without anchoring now, it's really easy to fall into the groove and without having to anchor.