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rombsix

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Ramzi's LEFTY guitar journey begins! 

Here we go!



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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 5 2020 11:43:25
 
tele

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RE: Ramzi's LEFTY guitar journey begins! (in reply to rombsix

That's one of the hardest things to do, I'm sure it's useful though to learn play left and right handed, here's some inspiration:



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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 5 2020 20:06:37
 
chester

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RE: Ramzi's LEFTY guitar journey begins! (in reply to rombsix

Wait, what??

Why?
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Andy Culpepper

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RE: Ramzi's LEFTY guitar journey begins! (in reply to rombsix

At first I thought you were crazy. Now I think this should be the next Foro challenge...

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rombsix

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RE: Ramzi's LEFTY guitar journey begins! (in reply to chester

MAB is awesome.

Chester - just for fun. I'm getting more interested in symmetry and balance, and thought this would be a cool project.

Andy - yeah, it'd be the first challenge to make advanced guitarists go back to beginner level.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 5 2020 21:15:45
 
kitarist

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RE: Ramzi's LEFTY guitar journey begins! (in reply to rombsix

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yeah, it'd be the first challenge to make advanced guitarists go back to beginner level


How would you even do it - don't you have nails on what is now you fretting hand (the right hand)? And no nails on your now picking hand?

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rombsix

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RE: Ramzi's LEFTY guitar journey begins! (in reply to kitarist

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How would you even do it - don't you have nails on what is now you fretting hand (the right hand)? And no nails on your now picking hand?


That has been tricky, indeed, but I've realized that if the nails are short enough on both hands, they work both for fretting and plucking for the most part, so it's a compromise / balance, but all part of the fun.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 6 2020 3:27:14
 
Argaith

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RE: Ramzi's LEFTY guitar journey begins! (in reply to rombsix

You're brave man! It wouldn't even occur to me to try it!
Good luck.
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Schieper

 

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RE: Ramzi's LEFTY guitar journey begins! (in reply to tele

ha ha... first I thought wtf Batio... but then.. Hell yeah! Thats rock and roll. F@ you all// I play 2 guitars at once.. ;-)
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 6 2020 18:46:02
 
chester

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RE: Ramzi's LEFTY guitar journey begins! (in reply to rombsix

quote:

I'm getting more interested in symmetry and balance

I heard that Clark Terry would practice with his trumpet upside down, so you might be on to something ;)
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 6 2020 22:52:39
 
BarkellWH

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RE: Ramzi's LEFTY guitar journey begins! (in reply to rombsix

Ramzi, maybe you will play flamenco like the great blues and folk singer Elizabeth Cotten played, with the guitar left-handed and with the strings upside down. It was, and still is, known as "Cotten Picking." Elizabeth Cotten wrote and recorded the well-known folk song "Freight Train." I'm looking forward to a left-handed solea' from you.

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Ricardo

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RE: Ramzi's LEFTY guitar journey begins! (in reply to BarkellWH

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Ramzi, maybe you will play flamenco like the great blues and folk singer Elizabeth Cotten played, with the guitar left-handed and with the strings upside down.


Gipsy kings members already do this. I remember when I met Andre Reyes and showed him my conde, he turned it backwards and played the entire entre dos aguas upside down left handed!

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 7 2020 13:42:02
 
JasonM

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RE: Ramzi's LEFTY guitar journey begins! (in reply to rombsix

Good thing we have that new pretty background to look at while you hack away at chromatic exercises
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 7 2020 16:51:54
 
rombsix

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RE: Ramzi's LEFTY guitar journey begins! (in reply to JasonM

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Good thing we have that new pretty background to look at while you hack away at chromatic exercises


All part of the plan. Wait till you see the new background (that means the music will be even more painful)

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 7 2020 20:03:28
 
RobF

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RE: Ramzi's LEFTY guitar journey begins! (in reply to rombsix

Or be like this kid and get your twinkle-toes into the act, too. (She is a right handed player who started playing lefty to increase the “challenge”).

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rombsix

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RE: Ramzi's LEFTY guitar journey begins! (in reply to RobF

Indeed, Rob et. al. - I've thought of flipping over the guitars I now have and playing Gipsy Kings style (basses down, trebles up). I tried that a bit once I got my left guitar and played it righty that way. It's another fun challenge. Yeah, and the feet - in the future, I'll give it a go. The idea would be to play the "real" Entre Dos Aguas all by myself.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 8 2020 0:18:08
 
BarkellWH

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RE: Ramzi's LEFTY guitar journey begins! (in reply to rombsix

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Indeed, Rob et. al. - I've thought of flipping over the guitars I now have and playing Gipsy Kings style (basses down, trebles up). I tried that a bit once I got my left guitar and played it righty that way. It's another fun challenge. Yeah, and the feet - in the future, I'll give it a go. The idea would be to play the "real" Entre Dos Aguas all by myself.


After you have mastered "Entre Dos Aguas," playing left-handed guitar with the strings upside down, "Cotten picking" (or Gipsy Kings) style, you can really pay homage to Elizabeth Cotten by transcribing her classic song "Freight Train" into Cante letras and Cotten picking the guitar while singing a Cante style "Freight Train."

Bill

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 8 2020 13:40:46
 
rombsix

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RE: Ramzi's LEFTY guitar journey begins! (in reply to BarkellWH

quote:

you can really pay homage to Elizabeth Cotten by transcribing her classic song "Freight Train" into Cante letras and Cotten picking the guitar while singing a Cante style "Freight Train."


Maybe by the time I am 100 years old, Bill, then I may be able to do that.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 8 2020 18:40:33
 
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RE: Ramzi's LEFTY guitar journey begins! (in reply to rombsix

This is brutal Ramzi :)
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rombsix

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RE: Ramzi's LEFTY guitar journey begins! (in reply to Filip

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This is brutal Ramzi :)




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