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Pinky Anchoring pt. deux

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by dueducs, Oct 11, 2018 at 10:48 AM.

  1. dueducs

    dueducs Senior Stratmaster

    I asked about pinky anchoring a few days ago and thought I'd share a short video of my sloppy playing (one take, shot on a phone, and unedited) demonstrating my anchoring technique (term used very loosely since there is little technique to play playing).

    Anyway, there is a short intro, a verse, & a short solo to demonstrate the dynamic movement of the anchored phalange.
    Please don't hammer me too badly. After all, I am just a professional noodler.

    Last edited: Oct 12, 2018 at 2:52 AM

  2. thomquietwolf

    thomquietwolf Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 2, 2010
    Peardale CA
    It asked for my email...
    On the first date too...
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  3. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 21, 2010
    Sheffield, UK
    Where was Pinky Anchoring? I thought she was going to be singing.
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  4. Guy Named Sue

    Guy Named Sue Beer me up Scotty Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 11, 2015
    Terra Incognito
    The link just sent me to a site with ads

  5. dueducs

    dueducs Senior Stratmaster

    Hhhmmm... sorry. I tried a new service. Apparently it sux!
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2018 at 2:53 AM
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  6. dueducs

    dueducs Senior Stratmaster

    Updated YouTube Link attached for your viewing pleasure (and a laugh or two)- my first.

    That was recorded on a phone. I have an iRig Pre that allows the use of a condenser mic for recording on a phone (with video). First tests, made yesterday, look very promising.
    The audio quality is far superior. Post(s) forthcoming when I learn to edit and stitch a little better. First attempts at that were not so promising.
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2018 at 7:19 AM
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  7. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh needs you to go ahead and come in on Sunday, too. Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jan 10, 2014
    Initech, Inc.
    This is what I tend to do too unless I'm hybrid or finger picking. Not really an anchor so much as a slight drag?
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  8. Omar

    Omar Most Inquisitive Junior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aug 9, 2017
    Marbella, Spain
    Nice playing and fluent. The pinky isn’t limitinf your hand movement so don’t worry about it :)
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  9. dueducs

    dueducs Senior Stratmaster

    Yes, I used the term anchor for lack of a better term. Suggestions welcome.

  10. albala

    albala Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 10, 2012
    stamford, CT
    Dueducs, what are you trying to accomplish?

    You play nicely. If your right hand pinky touches the pg, who cares? As long as you can play what you want to play, don't waste time thinking about it, just play.

  11. nutball73

    nutball73 Strat-O-Master

    Nov 12, 2013
    Southern UK
    Looks and sounds good to me!
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  12. henderman

    henderman Most Honored Senior Member

    Dec 4, 2013
    I sorta bounce my heel off the low e saddle and my pinky bounces and sweeps around the pinky anchor spot but ever actually anchors.

    You play well no matter what your pinky does.
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  13. dueducs

    dueducs Senior Stratmaster

    I had asked in another post about how other people reference their picking hand to the guitar, so this little vid is just a demonstration of how I "anchor" my picky. I was wondering if there is a correct method or if we have many different methods considered acceptable. It seems there are a lot of different manners in which people get reference to their strings that work very well.

    So, long story short this was just a demo from a separate but connected discussion.

  14. Jimi Lightning

    Jimi Lightning Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 21, 2016
    Ontario, Canada
    Well played!

    A perfect example of what Intried to describe when I answered the previous post about a floating pinky.
    It moves ,mit grooves and offers support when needed.
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  15. albala

    albala Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 10, 2012
    stamford, CT

  16. mjark

    mjark Senior Stratmaster

    Jul 15, 2015
    It seems better to me to have my hand moving all the time. If you play single lines as you strum it stands to reason time will be better.

    Last edited: Oct 12, 2018 at 11:45 AM
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  17. Brian H

    Brian H Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 7, 2016

    I like to anchor closer to the volume knob. Sometimes on it so I can also adjust the volume as the same time. Anchoring my hand on the bridge at times also. Actually I do it in different places depending what im going for :whistling:

    and sometimes ring finger anchoring against the pickup

    Last edited: Oct 12, 2018 at 10:55 AM
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