September 3, 2012 8:02 PM Subscribe
Why is it that when you play guitar, your fretting hand is not your dominant hand?
posted by to sir with millipedes to media & arts (20 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've played guitar for years, and as a lefty I've always wondered about this. Since I do so much with my left hand and so it makes sense that would be my fretting hand would be my left. But I strum with my left and fret with my right. Why is that the way it's done?