ice 9 wrote:i find it esier to to play the treble strings with my fingers when my thumb is resting on the low e string. is this a bad habit or is it ok to continue like this? thanks
my thumb is resting on the low e string. is this a bad habit ... ?
Bonifacio wrote:I anchor my pinky very lightly on the body (on the rosette just below the high E string) of the guitar. This leaves my thumb and other fingers free and fixed where I want to play. I've been told by teachers that the sound projected from the guitar comes mostly from the sound board (top) and that the anchoring reduces the sound. I don't seem to be able to tell any difference in the sound and the anchoring does give my right hand stability. I've been doing this for years and feel pretty used to it. I can play without anchoring but don't feel as secure. Just like with the sitting position CG has its "protocol". Does anyone have any ideas on this?
alan_1 wrote:an idol finger is the devils workshop"...
an idol finger is the devils workshop"...
alan_1 wrote:I bet you caught that didn't you freestroke?
typos with a hidden theme. Would this be the fickle finger of fate, alan-1?
Keep up the good work !
kfisherx wrote:from a technical point of view you should never "ANCHOR" or "BRACE" a thumb or a pinky on any part of the guitar. This causes tension and tension is something you don't want to build into your playing.
Now that said, I rest my thumb on the bass string directly above the string I am playing with my fingers. We are all taught to do this in our studio. The reason is that it teaches the hand to move from the elbow and cross the strings rather than having the fingers reach for notes. Moving the hand gives the fingers the most leverage and the most secure playing position.
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