#1
Any of you guys play with both hands?

I'm right handed, but play lefty because when I started learning my left hand was broken and couldn't move around a neck. I always planned to switch to righty, but I'm so used to lefty I just kept buying left handed guitars.

Now I'm thinking about buying a right handed guitar because there is more variety, but I tried playing one yesterday and was horrible. I just tried some scales, and it was retarded. Should I take the time to switch? Anyone that has done this, how long did it take to get coordinated with your hands reversed?
#4
Quote by blue_strat
Hendrix could play both ways, and wrote with his right hand.

Fact.



where did you get this from?
#5
the downside to playing lefty is that whenever you are with a group of people and someone has a guitar and it's not you there's....(i really don't know, but regarding Murphy's rules) 90% he'll be playing righty, so you won't be able to play it
#6
Quote by emericanadio182
where did you get this from?

First part from his biography by Charles R Cross, second part from MusicRadar's 101 Music Trivia Facts doo-dah.
#7
Quote by blue_strat
Hendrix could play both ways, and wrote with his right hand.

Fact.

ok, then why did he always play lefty?
#8
Any of you guys play with both hands?


MAB does.....at the same time!
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#10
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ok, then why did he always play lefty?


So he could have upside down guitar.
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#11
Quote by atthedrive-thru
ok, then why did he always play lefty?

Because he was left-handed. When he was learning guitar as a kid, he wanted to play left-handed, but his big sister or father (can't remember which, and I don't have the book with me) made him play right-handed because that was the "correct" way. He would switch back to left-handed when they weren't around, and eventually could play both ways.
#12
I'm a lefty but it felt natural for me to learn right handed. Anyone else the same?
#13
^ My friend Talon is like that.

I'd like to try learning to play left-handed. I can't suck anymore lefty then I do right now as a righty.
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#16
Quote by Liam G
I'm a lefty but it felt natural for me to learn right handed. Anyone else the same?


yeah, me too. It felt more natural and thankfully i dont have to spend loads on a lefty guitar with barely any choices.
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#17
I can switch. I only own right handed guitars though, but I was playing bass as a back up for a band once and I was using their gear, they had a lefty bass and I played it perfectly fine.
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