The Differences Between Right Handed and Left Handed Guitar Lessons

In eight years of playing guitar, I have seen right hands switch to lefties! They even get new instruments to acquire their new fingerwork. If you have not started playing yet, you should know that your hands do not know the difference between strumming with or right hand or using your right hand for finger placement. Also, starting with a right handed guitar and later switching to a left handed one is possible because you will learn quicker once you have switched to playing left handed guitar.

There are guitar teachers out there that specialize in helping left handed guitarists. They teach targeted lessons that help you develop the playing skills you need to become an actual musician. Most of the left handed teachers can be found on the internet on sites like YouTube, and a quick Google search can yield good results for the direction you need. Here's what I have found.

For left handed musicians out there, you need to make sure you have effective practice time by using tools found from the internet. For example, since playing in tempo is so important, you're going to need a metronome, and those can be found on the internet. Also, to prepare you for jamming with other musicians, you need to develop improvisation skills using backup instrumentals (there are tools for that, too!). Stay in tune with tuners that are found on the internet (no need to go out and by an expensive one)! All of these tools will help you become a proper guitar player.

Many times, left handed players give up because they develop bad playing habits. When they hit their first standstill, they quit. Do not let this happen to you. Practice songs slowly with the intention of nailing every note and chord. Also, pay attention to what your guitar teachers tell you, and exercise proper technique. Lessons are essential if you plan to make guitar a part of your life, and I am sure you will not stop once you get the hang of it!