#1
i just found out ive been playing incorrecty for the whole time. ive been anchoring. i'm trying to stop tht no so i can get better. so should my picking hand be completely free in the air when i play or is there supposed to be some contact with the guitar...now when i pick, i miss the strings alot..really annoying..help please
#2
I always have my fretting hand touching at least a little bit. Mutes out the unwanted ones. I anchor it near the bridge, and I'm pretty sure most people do.
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#3
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I always have my fretting hand touching at least a little bit. Mutes out the unwanted ones. I anchor it near the bridge, and I'm pretty sure most people do.

i heard its the incorrect way to play and its btter to haave your hand free
#4
Your guitar might not be right for you if anchoring your picking hand helps you pick better. Are you useing your hand to rest your arm on the body or are you just putting your pinkey or ringfinger on the body (or something else)?
#5
ive been playng for 10 years and i anchor my hand on my bridge, never held me back from doing anything
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Your guitar might not be right for you if anchoring your picking hand helps you pick better. Are you useing your hand to rest your arm on the body or are you just putting your pinkey or ringfinger on the body (or something else)?

im playing a nacoustic. my uper arm is laying on the top of th body.
#7
there is nothing wrong with it

some feel restricted by it

but if petrucci does it and he can play like that it cant be 'wrong'

personal preference
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#8
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im playing a nacoustic. my uper arm is laying on the top of th body.


I think that's ok, it's harder to reach around an acoustic. When you pick unmuted strings with your hand or wrist (or forearm if on an electric) the body it's bad for you and creates tension etc.

And for the love of all that is holy, would people who think anchoring is okay just...shut up? I really don't mean to be rude, but your stubornessleads to technique buffs coming into threads and acting all high and mighty, which also pisses me off.

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#9
ive been playing all day w/o anchoring. got the hang out it already.just a little slower still but ill get used to it
#10
Just go what you're more comfortable with. I anchor and i don't any problem of tension whatsoever. As long you're not using your anchor finger as a pivot point for picking, you're just fine.
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#11
I wouldn't consider anchoring "incorrect". I anchor for about...30% of what I play. Just do whatever is most comfortable and try to not cause tension by anchoring.