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Discussion in 'Musicians' started by sandwichamwin, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. itsmydamnation

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    so after by my count 22 years of playing right handed guitar thax to the rona i've gone a bought a left handed guitar as im left handed (duh).
    Its going to be an interesting experience , it feels like im crawling again. right now just doing nothing but open picking patterns and finger interdependence patterns ( without picking the note) until my fingers toughen up enough to produce a note without needing to push the string hard.
     
  2. Agg

    Agg Lord of the Pings

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    That's interesting. Why the change? You just want to be ambiguitarial?
     
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    20 years of working of bad technique, i want to implement that from scratch without over coming years of muscle memory.
    Also picking is just so much more important that people realise, not using your dominate hand is a massive disadvantage.

    but it really is like learning to crawl for the first time.
     
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    Gary Moore, Billy Corgan, Mark Knopfler, Joe Perry and many others all lefties who played right handed.

    The dominant hand has a head start, but through practice both hands will sync up.
     
  5. itsmydamnation

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    sure, but it is a deficit that will always be there and given we wont be doing anything for then ext 6 months , why not :).
     
  6. Boneman

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    What some call a deficit, I call an advantage. ;)

    I tried playing lefty in the beginning, was fine until I played a righty and my brain said 'YES'.

    I guess a lot of the older guys didn't have the option either back in the early days.
     
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    i think alot of it can be what eye you are dominate with,
    im left handed but right eye dominate. So picking up a right handed guitar felt fine in the beginning, same with using a mouse etc.
    But we know how little eyes have to do with guitar playing once your up and running.

    it will be interesting, in a year or two i'll have to post solo's played both left and right handed and people can be the judge :).
     
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  9. Vohaul

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    my mates think if weird because I learnt how to play left handed even though I have been playing right handed since I was 10. I am also right handed
     

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