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Jun 19, 2019 - 8:55:54 AM
3 posts since 5/18/2019

It was suggested that my angle of attack may be causing problems. It then occurred to me that maybe it's how I'm anchoring my hand. Due to an accident when I was a kid, my right hand pinky is a full 1/2 inch shorter than my left. When I anchor I can only touch with my ring finger. Any thoughts?

Jun 19, 2019 - 10:07:18 AM
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1222 posts since 4/13/2009

Many only anchor the ring finger. others both 4 & 5, others none.

Jun 19, 2019 - 10:53:13 AM

778 posts since 6/3/2013

Jun 19, 2019 - 10:57:32 AM

9830 posts since 6/2/2008

My right pinky is nearly a full segment shorter than the right ring finger. Only way I can anchor both is with significant bending or angling. So I typically anchor one as best I can and the other goes along for a ride. I don't worry about it and barely think about it.

Jun 19, 2019 - 11:37:11 AM
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5335 posts since 3/6/2006

I don't see how your angle of attack has anything to do with how many fingers you anchor with.

Jun 19, 2019 - 3:55:23 PM

9830 posts since 6/2/2008

I didn't necessarily mean my angle of attack so much as the angle of my planted fingers -- though I guess both get involved.  What I meant in the very brief reference is that one way for me to plant both fingers involves extending them towards the lower edge of the head. This, in turn, brings my palm down closer to the plane of the strings.  All the while, I try to keep my picking fingers coming down at the strings from above. I don't like doing this.

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