craig wrote:this thread may have opend a can of worms, theres a few questions here , should i shouldnt i have started LH or RH . etc etc etc...
A forum is for discussion right?
I definitely believe that some people need to play lefty and some righty. I get emails through the site all the time from people who have struggled with right handed guitar sometimes for years, only to have had an epiphany when switching to lefty. Perhaps it isn't going to make too much difference if you want to just learn to play the basics, but for people with ambition I think it's an important decision. I also think it makes a big difference depending on the style of music you want to play.
For example I know Gary Moore (a lefty playing righty) always wished he had learned left handed because he never felt that his picking hand was precise enough. Although obviously he did very well regardless
For all we know, the majority of these lefties who play right handed may be playing that way because it felt more comfortable to them, because who is to say that just because you're left handed you are automatically predisposed to playing guitar that way as well? Craig is a good example of this, a righty who for some reason found left handed guitar more comfortable. Everyone is unique.
I don't think it's fair to say that just because you are left handed your left hand is automatically the most dextrous or strongest hand. Everyone is different, my right hand is stronger but my left is more precise - probably a result of living in a world largely designed for righties. In the same way I also don't think it's fair to say the fret hand has the harder job, it depends on what you're playing. Lately I've been learning some Andy Mckee stuff where my fret hand is doing a million and one different jobs
I feel I've rambled on too long, and probably gone off topic a bit. Also, all this typing is not helping my hand (bastard
AllroyPa wrote:Sorry to hear about your hand, that's a guitar nightmare. ... maybe an idea for you first righty song?
Haha, maybe. At the moment the chord progression would go something like E, E, E, E, E, E, E, E, E, hold on, i can get this, D, D, D, ,D D, stop cos my back hurts.