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Offline justinguitar

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Re: Left handers
« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2011, 01:19:23 pm »
And soon there will be a specific area for the south paws!!
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Re: Left handers
« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2011, 07:25:21 pm »
yeah, lefties for life!!! (got no choice actually :))

to be honest, I don't have many problems as a lefty, when I read chord shapes I start at the thinnest string and go to the thickest one, so it doesn't matter for me how it is written, as long as the string names are known to me.... Perhaps that can help you?

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Re: Left handers
« Reply #17 on: December 24, 2012, 06:40:31 am »
Hiya,

sorry for posting on a old topic but I just wondered how the left handed section / chords on the website was going?

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Re: Left handers
« Reply #19 on: December 14, 2016, 08:39:14 am »
Got myself a lefty chord booklet a while back as well to make my practice of jazz chords smoother. Indeed no excuses, these things are cheap! :)
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Re: Left handers
« Reply #20 on: December 14, 2016, 09:37:02 pm »
I just learned how to read them the way they are. Never had a problem because I never had a pre-conceived notion of how they should be read. Guess it just didn't effect me that much.

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Re: Left handers
« Reply #21 on: December 14, 2016, 10:04:37 pm »
I just learned how to read them the way they are. Never had a problem because I never had a pre-conceived notion of how they should be read. Guess it just didn't effect me that much.

My wife is the same way learnt how to read then the way they are. Never dawned on her
that being left handed made music backwards. 

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Re: Left handers
« Reply #22 on: December 15, 2016, 12:09:44 am »
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My wife is the same way learnt how to read then the way they are. Never dawned on her
that being left handed made music backwards

Your wife and I are fortunate then because it makes it a lot easier when learning songs, considering that nearly all internet tutorials that use chord boxes are right handed. No need to translate from right to left handed.

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Re: Left handers
« Reply #23 on: December 17, 2016, 02:41:55 pm »
I am a lefty and been playing 7 months using the beginners book and I have not had an issue with right handed chord diagrams. I looked at some left handed ones and find them confusing now. This site has some lefty stuff:
http://leftyfretz.com/

Another thing that may help if you only have right handed diagrams is playing in front of a mirror. You will see yourself playing right handed so just use the mirror image. It also helps with posture as you do not have to hunch over the guitar to see what you are doing.

 

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