#1
I'm a right-handed person, who plays right-handed guitar, but I was wondering, would learning to play guitar left-handed aid my playing?
Would it benefit my right-handed playing at all, such as right-hand dexterity, or just end up being somethin to show off with?
#3
My friend is doing it just to play on whatever he comes across, right or left, but I don't see it helping him in any way.

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#4
I can't think of any way in which it would help you playing other than to show off...and that's not really 'help' so I wouldn't bother.
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#5
I think you'd be better off learning something new instead trying to play with your left hand....

You have way too much time in your hands dude!
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#6
I think it would be bad. Because then your teaching your fretting hand to strum / finger pluck, and your teaching your strumming hand to fret. You'll mess up your guitar playing for a right-handed!
#7
i dont think it will mess you up, but it wont help your either. it seems more advantageous to spend that time getting better playing right handed. and lets be honest, how often do you come across a left handed guitar. i've been playing for 8 years now and i've played with probably 30 other guitarists over that time, only 1 of which was lefty.

however, if you have the time, and a guitar to do it with, then go for it. i did that with guitar hero actually. i beat all the games (- 3 cause i dont have it yet) on expert and decided to try them left handed. it certainly gives you an appreciation for what you can do right handed.
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#8
If your friend is left handed he might want to learn to play right handed.
But he would be more benefited from playing left handed.
I can't think of anyway it could help or it could hurt.
If you want to learn I think the only thing you could do is show off.
#9
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i dont think it will mess you up, but it wont help your either. it seems more advantageous to spend that time getting better playing right handed. and lets be honest, how often do you come across a left handed guitar. i've been playing for 8 years now and i've played with probably 30 other guitarists over that time, only 1 of which was lefty.

however, if you have the time, and a guitar to do it with, then go for it. i did that with guitar hero actually. i beat all the games (- 3 cause i dont have it yet) on expert and decided to try them left handed. it certainly gives you an appreciation for what you can do right handed.


I completely agree, I mean it's just learning what you already know in a new technical way to do it. Why don't you pickup another instrument, banjo or violin?