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Thread #80980   Message #1481628
Posted By: GUEST,Tunesmith
10-May-05 - 10:10 AM
Thread Name: Tips for teaching a lefty guitar?
Subject: RE: Tips for teaching a lefty guitar?
Here's a novel ( I think it is! ) proposal! If, when starting to learn the guitar, a person could decide what style they are going to commit themselves to; then a deliberate choice could be made as to which way round they hold their instrument. For example, it is often said, that, when playing flamenco guitar, the strummimg/picking hand/arm has more demands placed upon it that the fretting hand; therefore, it would seem logical for a beginning flamenco guitarist to use his dominant hand for strumming. Does this make sense? And can this "test" be applied to other styles?