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I will keep practicing, but for anyone who learned guitar, how long did it take to 1) be able to change chords more quickly and 2) before your fingertips stopped hurting?
Maybe im slow because im using a right handed guitar when im left handed. Though surely if i learn with the right handed one i'll get better, right? Or not?
Do you find it really difficult to hold the strings down properly?
in fact, i dont know what hand i should be using.
I use my left hand for writing, but my right hand for computer mice and scissors
Are you supposed to fret with your writing hand, or strum?
I am right handed, play a right handed guitar and strum with my right hand. If you are using a right handed guitar you'll also have to strum with your right hand or you'll be using the guitar upside-down.
In general, yes you do strum with you're writing hand - though you'd need a left handed guitar..
Blah - what type of strings are you using? I use nylon strings and personally find then much easier and less painful to use. As for which hand to use, just use the hand you feel most comfortable with.
Steel stringed guitars have a different way of putting on the strings from nylon stringed guitars.
and if you do happen to put steel strings on a nylon guitar - the neck bends!
I used to be able to play the recorder quite well when I was seven. I'm not really that musical.