#1
Hi there, quick question:

I am learning from chord diagrams the very simplest chords, however I was wondering, would I need to play the opposite?

http://img836.imageshack.us/f/opencmajor.gif/

or here:

http://guitar.about.com/library/weekly/aa071200e.htm (C-major)

At the moment, I am not playing the highest sounding string, the High E. I am however playing all the other notes, just like I would if I were right-handed and interpreting this above diagram. So am I doing it right?
Last edited by Failtrip at Jul 19, 2010,
#2
I can't say with 100% certainty since I'm not a lefty, but I believe what you need is a mirror image of the chord diagrams, rather than the "opposite", which might screw up your fingering. You can do it in Microsoft Word, and probably most image-editing programs.

To answer your last question, technically it doesn't matter which E (or e) you're playing, but generally a C chord is played without the low E (the thickest string), and with the high e (the thinnest string).

Here's a link with a number of left-handed chords, hopefully it'll be helpful (not that you wouldn't be able to find diagrams on your own):
http://www.guitar-academy.com/images/cd2-LH.jpg
Keep in mind that the low E string is on the right-hand side of these diagrams.

Also, learning chord constructions and note locations on the fretboard will be massively helpful.

Good luck!
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#3
You may have more success and understanding with your question if you ask in this forum. The newbie forum specifically answers questions about the website, not so much actual music questions.

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