#1
I find I can strum much faster if my strumming arm is free of the body of the guitar. But is the curvature in my wrist that goes along with that bad? I also have problems keeping the guitar steady when I am sliding chords up and down with this... is keeping your arm free of the guitar okay, or is there intended to be some sort of anchor for your arms?
#2
There's no proper rule for that, its all up to you to get the tone you want or the most comforting.
"Play with your ears" - Yngwie Malmsteen, Paul Gilbert
Thats what she said...
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