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Re: Teaching a Leftie (or not)

Postby Sam Spoons » Fri May 24, 2019 9:52 pm

I knew a guy at college who could play either handed and on left or right strung guitars both ways. Can't remember how good he was but it impressed me at the time :clap:
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Re: Teaching a Leftie (or not)

Postby shufflebeat » Sat May 25, 2019 4:02 am

Murray B wrote:I am a lefty who plays right handed guitars. I learnt from age 11 and it didn’t feel that playing was more difficult because I was doing things the wrong way round.

I started playing guitar about 12/13yrs and, due to a misunderstanding with a drummer, I played the way you describe for about 30yrs. I eventually swapped to a lefty-stung mandola to complement my upside down righty-strung guitar which did make for some interesting double-takes. In the last few years I've gone more conventional. I have a couple of proper lefty guitars and my old Tak hasn't left the case in about 2 years.

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