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Discussion in 'Musicians Discussion' started by Somewhereonline, Apr 30, 2016.

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    Last edited: Nov 9, 2016
  2. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

  3. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    I'm left handed but I play right handed, never felt the need to switch. Instruments require so much coordination from both hands that I don't know if it really matters if you play a righty or lefty one. As far as I know, there aren't any other instruments that have left handed models anyway.
     
  4. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

    I don't know any classy wanking jokes I'm afraid.
     
  5. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    Same here. Lefty normally but I play right handed. I play basketball right handed as well, I'd go as far as to say I'm almost %50-50 for different tasks.
     
  6. Brigantium

    Brigantium Work Geordie for hire Staff Member

    I once met a guitar tutor who was left handed but played a right handed guitar upside down. It was strange.
     
  7. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    Was that guitar tutor named Dan Swanö by any chance?
     
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  8. Brigantium

    Brigantium Work Geordie for hire Staff Member

    No. No, that workshop would have been a lot more expensive than it was.
     
  9. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    Hendrix did this.
     
  10. Brigantium

    Brigantium Work Geordie for hire Staff Member

    Didn't Hendrix have the strings on the left-handed way, though? This guy didn't.
     
  11. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    And is probably why it became popular, now most left handed guitars are built this way.

    But there really is no point to it. You don't play a guitar left or right handed, you use both hands. The picking motion is unnatural, so regardless of what your dominant hand is, it'll require special training.
     
  12. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    Yes, because it's not accommodating left handedness. There are lots of things that are difficult for lefties to use, I know because I am left handed, guitars aren't one of them. I think if it wasn't for Hendrix modifying his guitar, the idea that guitars conform to right-handedness wouldn't really exist. It's inconsequential.

    I didn't mean to derail the conversation though, but you might be hard pressed to find people who have switched. You would have to learn the whole thing over again, I'd suggest just sticking to right if that's what you've trained on.
     
  13. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    I also had a phase where I thought that my picking would be better if I had played a left handed guitar. Turned out the problem was that I wasn't practicing enough. :p
     
  14. Brigantium

    Brigantium Work Geordie for hire Staff Member

    Correct. It made life difficult when he tried to demonstrate anything.
     

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