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Old 08-27-2013, 09:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Advice for Hand Weakness?

I'm learning to play guitar, I'm naturally left handed but was taught to write and do things in my right hand because I was diagnosed left sided weak when I was a baby. But on getting my guitar it's far easier for me to hold the neck in my left hand than my right, and I was wondering if I could get some advice on how to learn with my problem? Thanks

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Old 08-27-2013, 09:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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There's nothing wrong with doing what you're doing. I'm naturally left handed and have always played guitar right handed because it just felt natural.

Your hand will always feel weak when you start out, but you will get stronger over time. Don't worry about it and just keep playing. As long as you're not getting pain or discomfort then you'll be fine (And yes, the very tips of your fingers hurting because of holding down the strings is normal - keep at it and the skin will toughen. The pain you should be worried about is anything in the joints or wrist. Fingertips being a bit sore is normal)
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