Hey man that’s some mighty fine progress! Great idea to lump everything in one video as well. I’m a bit late and you’ve gotten some great advice already so only praise and encouragement from me
Sorry Richard going to have disagree with you here and go with team @J.W.C. It’s mostly personal preference and the only famous one I can think of right away who anchors is non other than Mr. Tommy Emanuel CGP.
Anchoring is fine I guess if you’re playing basic fingerpicking, bluesy stuff, or using a thumbpick. You’ll very rarely see any modern fingerstyle players anchor with their pinky though.
@adi_mrok that’s one handsome hand there Adrian
That’s me and a million bedroom players I guess.
I know that you like and are very inspired by modern fingerstyle and I confess that it is not something on my radar of listening / watching so I wouldn’t know the preferred approach. I defer to you on that one.
Same as the classical style that @J.W.C mentions - I don’t play it and don’t take note of their physical approach re: their picking hand.
Right, but my point was regardless of style there’s not really any set rule regarding anchoring. Do it if you like, don’t if you don’t.
Yeah, point taken - I gave my advice as rather a strong ‘should’ do which was maybe too personal a preference to push like that.
That’s why I saved it on my phone
This is a great vid! I’m in the same consolidation period between grades 1 & 2 as well and I see in your vid things that I also need to keep working on such as getting chord changes a little quicker when I’m playing songs (especially ones that have C and G in them) and I need to stop looking at my fretting hand as much as I do. I’m inspired to record my own progress video in the next couple of weeks, well done mate!
Never know when it may come in handy.
You are doing pretty amazing since you only started in November, way better than I did. Well I’m practicing fingerstyle now for the first time and I can’t use an anchor either…it just feels too awkward for me and then I can’t pluck the chords.
No advice I am going to give and I am only relearning myself and behind you , but a good set of songs and I enjoyed listening to your playing!
Well that was a pretty impressive consolidation montage and I think you have made a really good start. I hope you can take in all the advice that’s been given so far. I really cannot add anything to what’s been said. But keep on doing what you are doing and you will make good progress.
Considering you’ve only just finished grade 1 you’re showing a lot of skill already! I was particularly impressed with your fingerstyle. Keep up the good work