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Old 01-23-2013, 06:07 PM  
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My daughter wants to play guitar...

I have 3 guitars she could use but they're all standard, right-hand configurations and she's left-handed.

My wife thinks I should teach her to play right-handed. Since she's never played before, it won't be like she'd have to unlearn anything.

However, I'm concerned that I could be potentially limiting her later on because she might not ever fully develop the dexterity she might have otherwise developed if I had just gotten her a left-handed guitar to start with.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:10 PM   #16
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Personally, I have never understood this obsession with a left handed guitar. Frankly, guitar, like violin, is an ambedextrious (sp?) instrument. Furthermore, more advanced guitar playing has more work on the LEFT hand when playing in a traditional "right handed" configuration. So I would think that this would only be a benefit for a lefty to learn traditionally.

Violin players dont get the choice for example as all bows have to move in the same direction. If they did lefty violins, the lefty & righty players would have bows hitting between them constantly in a section.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:13 PM   #17
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I am a music store owner.

Personally, I have never understood this obsession with a left handed guitar. Frankly, guitar, like violin, is an ambedextrious (sp?) instrument. Furthermore, more advanced guitar playing has more work on the LEFT hand when playing in a traditional "right handed" configuration. So I would think that this would only be a benefit for a lefty to learn traditionally.

Violin players dont get the choice for example as all bows have to move in the same direction. If they did lefty violins, the lefty & righty players would have bows hitting between them constantly in a section.
That would make the symphony pretty entertaining. I wish they would try it.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:17 PM   #18
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Have her pick one up and pretend to play... Whichever she chooses will be the natural choice. I've played guitar left and right, banjo, piano, bass, cello, tenor banjo and numerous other instruments... All have their own natural feel when you pick one up. Her mind will make the choice for you.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:21 PM   #19
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Set her up with a dulcimer.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:23 PM   #20
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That would make the symphony pretty entertaining. I wish they would try it.
Very true.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:25 PM   #21
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I have 3 guitars she could use but they're all standard, right-hand configurations and she's left-handed.

My wife thinks I should teach her to play right-handed. Since she's never played before, it won't be like she'd have to unlearn anything.

However, I'm concerned that I could be potentially limiting her later on because she might not ever fully develop the dexterity she might have otherwise developed if I had just gotten her a left-handed guitar to start with.


There is a place in Houston that specializes in left handed guitars.

I play right handed so can't vouch for the prices but check it out anyway, couldn't hurt.

http://www.southpawguitars.com/
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:01 PM   #22
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Have her pick one up and pretend to play... Whichever she chooses will be the natural choice. I've played guitar left and right, banjo, piano, bass, cello, tenor banjo and numerous other instruments... All have their own natural feel when you pick one up. Her mind will make the choice for you.
can't agree with this. When I first picked up a guitar at the tender age of 12, I immediately held it in the lefty position. It didn't take more than a lesson or two in the right-hand position to switch my feel to that of a right-hander. And as myself and at least a few others have stated here, as a lefty, most of your dexterity is in your left hand, which is what flies around the fretboard when playing your guitar right-handed. I suppose there's no absolute answer, but coming from where your daughter is now, I am extremely glad I learned how to play right-handed...

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Old 01-23-2013, 09:07 PM   #23
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I'm left handed and play right.
But are you handicapped?
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:29 PM   #24
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Jimi played a righty, he just strung it backwards.
Can't do that without modifying/filing the nut. It's a major pain in the ass. One slight slip and you're buying a new nut.
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:32 PM   #25
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Any pics? With pics I can determine what kind of guitar would suit them best.
She's nine, you dope.
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:33 PM   #26
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I'm a lefty and I learned to play righty. It's an advantage. The left hand fretting and playing chords as well as scale runs is dependent upon left hand dexterity.

Have her learn right handed. It's really a tremendous advantage being a lefty playing righty if she ever wants to stretch it out.
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:35 PM   #27
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First of all, I can't believe how many left-handed people we have here.

Thanks for all of the advice. I'm gonna let her play on the Strat tomorrow.
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:41 PM   #28
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First of all, I can't believe how many left-handed people we have here.

Thanks for all of the advice. I'm gonna let her play on the Strat tomorrow.
I was pretty surprised by that as well. I had always assumed that I was a freak of nature being a lefty playing right-handed guitar. Sounds like that's actually pretty common.

I agree, get the girl started right (pun intended)

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Old 01-23-2013, 09:43 PM   #29
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:45 PM   #30
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But are you handicapped?
Not in terms of my guitar playing.

Right or left handed there is nothing natural about playing the guitar when you first pick it up. Natural comes with practice and bloody fingers, doesn't matter which hand imo. I really don't personally know any left handed players and I've known and jammed with many guitarists over the years. Maybe I have but I don't remember any.
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