#1
i've been playing for a little over two years now and I just noticed that I have a habit of when I get into like an alt picked run I lay my right pinky onto the pick guard / guitar body with my picking hand. Is this a habit I should be avoiding? or is this something that won't affect my playing?
#2
Loads of people do that deliberately to help them find which string they want easier.
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#3
actually that is a good habit to get into, lots of people do that to make their hand steadier making it easier to hit the right string!
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#4
I've heard it's best to be avoided because it can get in the way and slow you down later on. "The Principles of Correct Practice for Guitar" recommends against it. On the other hand, Petrucci does it...so I think it's whatever works for you. Maybe shake it if you can, or wait til it becomes a problem (if it ever does), and fix it then.
#5
Are you supposed to just let the hand hover or are you supposed to put ur palm on the bridge or anything?
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#6
What I've read said to just let your hand hover, yeah. Resting it on anything adds unnecessary tension and leaves you less mobile than you could be.
#7
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=339913&highlight=anchor

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#8
Could someone show me a picture? I dont think im fully grasping this. What you guys are saying is, let your wrist float like a retard and play? I find that i go way faster when i anchor.
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#9
Yeah, that's basically it.

No part of your hand touching your guitar.

And you're going faster because you don't yet have the co-ordination floating requires.

Once you get that, you'll be faster, since there's no friction or anything
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