The anchor finger technique

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Re: The anchor finger technique

Postby Luis_Br » Sun Apr 02, 2017 3:41 pm

I tried a bit, but I am not sure it is good. I feel like going back to the time pinky had to be touching the soundboard. I prefer freedom of hand, using eventually the thumb as anchor and some "pre-planting" seems quite enough for accuracy, to me.

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Re: The anchor finger technique

Postby guit-box » Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:52 am

Anchoring a finger on the string (such as the a finger on the first string) is common and widespread among concert level guitarists. It's really only teachers who don't know better who are spreading bad information claiming this is a bad practice. I've seen Manuel Barrueco, Pepe Romero, Philip Hii, Ana Vidovic and many more doing it. Thanks to you I can now add Iznaola to the list.

Here is Ana Vidovic bracing the a finger during tremolo

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There are many more video examples of the finger anchoring on this thread
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Re: The anchor finger technique

Postby pogmoor » Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:14 am

So she's playing p m i m tremolo. Is that unusual?
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Re: The anchor finger technique

Postby guit-box » Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:52 pm

pogmoor wrote:So she's playing p m i m tremolo. Is that unusual?


I've seen other players who have practiced all the permutations of a 4 note tremolo and can demonstrate them successfully, but Vidovic is the only player I've seen to use something other than pami in performance. I'd be curious to know if there are others.
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