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Thread #80980   Message #1480790
Posted By: Lowden Jameswright
09-May-05 - 12:28 PM
Thread Name: Tips for teaching a lefty guitar?
Subject: RE: Tips for teaching a lefty guitar?
My son is left-handed, and wanted me to teach him guitar. A friend told me to suggest to him he played right-handed - saying he wouldn't regret it. I was very sceptical; I hate not going with natural instincts. One of the reasons my friend gave was that he'd find it a distinct disadvantage not being able to pick up and play his friends' guitars. I thought that reason pretty thin I must admit.

I passed on the advice to my son, but told him to make up his own mind. I said I'd buy him a left-handed guitar. He tried playing my guitar and found it extremely awkward, and I felt guilty at even suggesting it to him. He stuck with it though, and within 2 weeks he was starting to fly. He's an excellent guitarist now, with two great hands.