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Pinky Anchoring pt. deux

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by dueducs, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. dueducs

    dueducs Senior Stratmaster

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    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.

    https://gopro.com/v/aMP6Gp2LXPpg

    UPDATED LINK
     
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    Awwwww...
    It asked for my email...
    And
    On the first date too...
     
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    Where was Pinky Anchoring? I thought she was going to be singing.
     
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    The link just sent me to a site with ads
     
  5. dueducs

    dueducs Senior Stratmaster

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    Hhhmmm... sorry. I tried a new service. Apparently it sux!
     
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    dueducs Senior Stratmaster

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    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.
     
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  7. Mr. Lumbergh

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    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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    Omar Most Inquisitive Junior Jazzer Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Nice playing and fluent. The pinky isn’t limitinf your hand movement so don’t worry about it :)
     
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    dueducs Senior Stratmaster

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    Yes, I used the term anchor for lack of a better term. Suggestions welcome.
     
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    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.
     
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    Looks and sounds good to me!
     
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    henderman Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    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

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    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.
     
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    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.
    Kool.:)
     
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    do whatever works for you
     
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    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.

     
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    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


     
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