When I used to play a lot of fingerstyle acoustic guitar, I "braced" my right hand against the pickguard with my pinkie. This offered stability, but reduced mobility. So I started playing without using my pinkie to anchor/brace against the guitar. My playing improved dramatically within a week or two. I've spent the last 5-6 years playing primarily electric blues with a pick. While I'm not bracing with my pinkie, I've noticed that I am forever brushing my pinkie against the pickguard as I play. In contrast, many of my favorite guitarists (e.g. SRV) have no contact with the body of the guitar as they play. Is this a bad habit? Should I aspire to hit the strings without any additional contact with the body of guitar? Your insight would be greatly appreciated!