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Old 01-22-2021, 08:12 AM
MC5C MC5C is offline
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If your initial learning is in a classical mode, you tend to not do anything with the pinky on the right hand, and your finger and hand position requires floating. At least mine does, when I hold the guitar in a classical playing position. My pinky often kind of rubs the guitar top, and if I am playing with a pick or just my thumb, a lot of fingers seem to get down there. If I am playing "Ed Bickert" style, I use all fingers to pluck strings, including Mr. Pinky. What I seem not to do is palm mute or bridge rest. Final thought - they seem to call a pick guard on an archtop guitar a "finger rest" now....
Brian Evans
1935 Dobro model 25 resonator
1943 Paramount (made by Kay) mandolin
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