Ben (and banjo brethren)…
I know it’s (largely) about comfort & individual style in terms of right hand position, however, I am of the opinion there are certain positions which seem to lend themselves better to clarity in the string attack/approach which aids play. Having said that, I have realized benefit from Ben’s advice on tightening the right hand when flatpicking guitar and, thus, have examined my right hand approach on banjo. For me, I find my right hand has never been ‘anchored’ while playing banjo and my ring finger is often awkward as a result. In my attempts to cleanly anchor, I have moved back toward the bridge with my picking fingers, actually holding my ‘pinky’ behind the bridge. It seems nearly impossibly for me to keep my ring finger & pinky together, and anchored, while picking 3-finger style.
Am I a freak of nature or is this common?
I seek advice on better anchoring & improving my string approach.
Ben, is it possible to do a video on this to aide those of us wishing to clean up our technique?