Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Long Island, NY
Forcing a lefty to play tighty
The salesman makes a good point. *An ignorant one, but not an entirely bad one.
His intentions were probably good, saying that there are better and certainly more plentiful instruments available to righties...maybe the salesman was a JEM fanatic and knew that one day the kid was going to want a Vai guitar and would only be able to get a cheesey 555 if he learned to play lefty. :biggrin:
At a guitar (might've been bass) clinic, this particular artist said he was often asked why he didn't play lefty (he was lefthanded, obviously) his answer..."I do play lefty - my left hand is workin' a hell of alot harder than my right when i play".
Just a different perspective for ya. *
It's all in how you're taught, i think. *I'm self-taught on guitar. *Guitar players watch me play and say 'what the heck are you doing???'because some of my positioning is a bit ****eyed...but at the same time, the notes still come out the same and if you close your eyes, you can't tell whether i'm playing wtih proper technique, or righty or lefty or upsidedown and backwards. *Play it how it feels right. *Listen with open ears to people's suggestions and ideas and then make your own decisions.... don't let anyone tell you what's right and wrong...decide on your own.
The same holds true for music theory.
PS. *geez did that post get preachy or what!?! *sorry.