Pinkie Anchor Addiction

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KVRAF
2632 posts since 28 Oct, 2007 from michigan

Post Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:36 am

I just can't otherwise - either fingerstyle or w/pick
what does your right hand do ?
peace
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KVRAF
5911 posts since 20 Jan, 2008

Post Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:40 am

I used to have that when I played with a gibson style pickguard. It's just a matter of familiarity. Somethings take longer to get comfortable than others. I used to always palm mute and it took me even longer to properly "Classical" position myself. I rarely classical position these days. Only with my nylon string a/e guitar (godin multiac)
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addled muppet weed
76869 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:44 am

pinkie being the little finger?
nerve damage, means both of mine are pretty much useless these days, only my index and middle can be counted on to do what my brain asks of them, so i tend to almost ball a fist with my last two fingers on the right, keep them out of the way, on the left they tend to point aimlessly at the ceiling while the other two fret.

Rad Grandad
33117 posts since 6 Sep, 2003 from Downeast Maine

Post Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:46 am

vurt wrote: ↑
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:44 am
pinkie being the little finger?
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you say I'm overly pc, I say I saw this coming a long time ago

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addled muppet weed
76869 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:50 am

Hink wrote: ↑
Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:46 am
vurt wrote: ↑
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:44 am
pinkie being the little finger?
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not a clue?

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KVRAF
1989 posts since 3 Mar, 2010

Post Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:54 am

Tuscadero :) - Happy Days, circa 1975.

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KVRAF
2287 posts since 15 Oct, 2017 from U.S.

Post Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:57 am

The show that gave us the phrase 'jumping the shark'

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addled muppet weed
76869 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:03 am

ah, i remember the show, but not the ladies in the pic.

Rad Grandad
33117 posts since 6 Sep, 2003 from Downeast Maine

Post Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:08 am

vurt wrote: ↑
Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:03 am
ah, i remember the show, but not the ladies in the pic.
they were friends of fonzie, they had a female thrill car show and did demo derbys...her sister though Leather Tuscadero

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you say I'm overly pc, I say I saw this coming a long time ago

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addled muppet weed
76869 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:23 am

i remember suzi q in it ocassionally.
not sure we got it all though, as the shark one for example, only know of that from much later on the webs.
id remember someone jumping a shark!

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KVRAF
1869 posts since 12 Jan, 2019

Post Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:33 am

If you remember Charo on The Love Boat, then you will be forgiven.
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KVRist
201 posts since 8 Sep, 2005 from Seattle

Post Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:00 am

Mister Natural wrote: ↑
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:36 am
I just can't otherwise - either fingerstyle or w/pick
what does your right hand do ?
peace
I’ve had this addiction. Over the last couple years I’ve been in a process of recovery with a couple relapses in triggering situations (recording, most recently). I’m not a great guitarist so take this with a grain of salt but I think it’s important to differentiate anchoring from resting. Plenty of great guitarists do rest the pinky someplace on the guitar, others rest the heel of the hand on the bridge - there’s no gospel truth about it, if it works for you it works. The thing I try to avoid that I consider anchoring is firmly planting any part of strumming hand on the guitar because just the force required to do that creates tension and tension is the great satan for me. Resting is fine, as long as tension is minimized, I can access all strings with the same picking motion, etc.

KVRian
1173 posts since 16 May, 2020 from a skip somewhere in yorkshire

Post Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:08 am

Hink wrote: ↑
Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:08 am
vurt wrote: ↑
Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:03 am
ah, i remember the show, but not the ladies in the pic.
they were friends of fonzie, they had a female thrill car show and did demo derbys...her sister though Leather Tuscadero

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That bottom picture is a young Suzi Quatro

Rad Grandad
33117 posts since 6 Sep, 2003 from Downeast Maine

Post Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:14 am

Quatro is possibly best known in the United States for her role as the bass player Leather Tuscadero on the television show Happy Days. The show's producer, Garry Marshall, had offered her the role without having an audition after seeing a photograph of her on his daughter's bedroom wall.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suzi_Quatro
you say I'm overly pc, I say I saw this coming a long time ago

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addled muppet weed
76869 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:15 am

Henry Jimdrix wrote: ↑
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:08 am
Hink wrote: ↑
Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:08 am
vurt wrote: ↑
Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:03 am
ah, i remember the show, but not the ladies in the pic.
they were friends of fonzie, they had a female thrill car show and did demo derbys...her sister though Leather Tuscadero

Image

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That bottom picture is a young Suzi Quatro
top one is a slightly older suzi quatro.

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