Teach a singer new tricks on the guitar
July 18, 2012 9:00 PM Subscribe
Guitar-playing filter: Absolute beginner here, having just picked up my first acoustic guitar. Between choir and piano lessons, the music theory isn't an issue, but I do have a couple of questions I hope you MeFi's can answer.
posted by chrisinseoul to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (21 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
First: I'm left-handed. When I hold it, my left hand does the strumming and my right hand does the string-holding part of the job. As I look down, the thickest (E) string is on the bottom. Is this correct, or do I need to invert the strings?
Second: Presuming I invert the strings (or don't, according to your answer to the previous question), which guitar chord charts should I use?
Third: what's the trick for toughening up fingers? I'm a 30-year-old guy with soft hands - and apparently easy-to-hurt fingertips.