Greetings from Houston, TX

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Greetings from Houston, TX

Post by johnwright » Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:55 am

Good morning, All,

I work in a hospital most nights and tend to maintain a night schedule even when I am not at work. I am an adult learner and I have been mucking about with the guitar for about two years or so. I am mostly self taught, and finally went to an instructor for some assistance with some ergonomic issues: I have an prosthetic left shoulder that inhibits movement. Plus it hurts.

I have always been right handed so started playing in the traditional fashion. I could never get my left hand into a proper position for fretting. I was constantly fidgeting and having to move and shift. I had toyed with the idea of left handed guitar since the beginning, but was dissuaded by others. Having worked with my hands my entire life, I know that I am rather dexterous so I picked up an inexpensive left handed guitar.

So, now I am a left handed guitar player. I am almost back to the level I was at with the right handed guitar. Interestingly, the skills I picked up transferred over quickly.

I like all manner of guitar music, but enjoy individual notes and fingerpicking more than chords. I also wish to learn not just making soothing noise, but also the why and how of music in general. There's nothing wrong with tablature, but i have an interest in learning music. I am a nut and bolts kind of guy.

I look forward to learning more and digging into the site further.

Here's hoping for a productive summer. Good luck everyone. Nice to make your acquaintance.



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Erik Zurcher
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Re: Greetings from Houston, TX

Post by Erik Zurcher » Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:31 am

Hello John and welcome to Delcamp forum! Enjoy yourself and see you around!

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