#1
Okay, I searched through all the anchoring threads and could not find an answer to my question. My question is can I rest my forearm on the guitar without it being counted as anchoring? For example, on a Fender Stratocaster there is that slant at the upper left of the body and if I rest my upper forearm there while sitting with a guitar, and while standing the middle of my forearm while playing, will that be considered anchoring or will my fretting hand be considered free floating?
#2
thats what the body contour is there for! use it, u'll find out why the stratocaster is one of the most comfortable and nicest guitars to play and a design classic. its not anchoring at all btw
keep blues alive
#3
From my experience i'ts only considered as anchoring if you rest your picking hand on the guitar.
I have my right arm on the guitar, but I don't anchor with my picking hand.
#4
It's not anchoring, but it can make it harder to play standing up...


...or if you want to thrash around like a loony onstage :P
#5
Nah dude, you're alright. I do that as welll. Nothing wrong with anchoring anyway.