#1
Well I can't really pick and/or strum that great without restling my pinky on the bottom of the humbucker and is this like a really bad habit i should drop soon or is it not that big of a deal. If it is a really bad habit what is a better way that i could rest my picking hand. Also I mostly play metalcore and stuff so I need to have the best technique to go very fast. Thank you.
#3
It's called anchoring, and apparently, on this forum, it's akin to eating babies.

Do whatever feels comfortable.
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#4
Probably the best way of resting your hand is to put just the side and rest it right behind the bridge. It's a very convienent way of playing and allows quick access to palm muting.
As for the way you're anchoring your pinky on one of your pickups, I would change that. I used to play like that about 3 months ago until my guitar teacher showed me this way. At first it was a little uncomfortable, but so is everything new.
Trust me. Once you get used to this method, it should make everything a bit easier and allow you to pick faster later down the road.
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#6
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^The best way to anchor is not to anchor.


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#7
Most people on this forum will tell you not to anchor, but I always have. When I heard how bad anchoring was i went and started looking at all the videos I could of up close shots on the picking hand of famous guitarists, just to see if they anchor. I take achieving speed very seriously so I'm trying to learn to play both ways and going with whatevers fastest; but, believe it or not, through my "research" I'm quite sure that both Yngwie Malmsteen and John Petrucci tend to play anchored, so I encourage you to try both ways, but I don't believe theres anything really "wrong" with anchoring.
#8
Quote by Superpartydude5
Most people on this forum will tell you not to anchor, but I always have. When I heard how bad anchoring was i went and started looking at all the videos I could of up close shots on the picking hand of famous guitarists, just to see if they anchor. I take achieving speed very seriously so I'm trying to learn to play both ways and going with whatevers fastest; but, believe it or not, through my "research" I'm quite sure that both Yngwie Malmsteen and John Petrucci tend to play anchored, so I encourage you to try both ways, but I don't believe theres anything really "wrong" with anchoring.


non-achoring is just easier and is a lot faster it doesnt matter how many "famous" ppl play that way it is how he wants to play and thats it !!
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I once broke a G-String while fingering an A minor.

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#9
Quote by Superpartydude5
Most people on this forum will tell you not to anchor, but I always have. When I heard how bad anchoring was i went and started looking at all the videos I could of up close shots on the picking hand of famous guitarists, just to see if they anchor. I take achieving speed very seriously so I'm trying to learn to play both ways and going with whatevers fastest; but, believe it or not, through my "research" I'm quite sure that both Yngwie Malmsteen and John Petrucci tend to play anchored, so I encourage you to try both ways, but I don't believe theres anything really "wrong" with anchoring.

It has nothing to do with speed. Anchoring increases tension in your wrist and can cause damage to it.