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#1 2010-09-01 00:51:14

MRED64
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Registered: 2010-08-31
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Retired newb.

Hi all,
I recently retired at 64 and decided to cross an entry off my bucket list. I'm left handed, have the guitar ( acoustic electric ) and have enrolled in Jamplay. I have no experience with the guitar at all. I was wondering if there is a source for all the common, beginner type chords for the left handed player. I can print out the right handed ones and make the adjustments, but it seems that there has to be some site that has them ready to print. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Happy tunes!

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#2 2010-09-01 01:06:32

bensonp
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From: Tooele Ut
Registered: 2006-03-04
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Re: Retired newb.

Welcome MRED64 and good for you for wanting to join the guitar players of the world.  I just did some hunting and could only find books for sale on the subject, but I did find this downloadable chart (PDF).  I didn't try it, but it might be what you are looking for.  Let us know how you are doing from time to time.  Good luck


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#3 2010-09-01 01:16:52

MRED64
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Registered: 2010-08-31
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Re: Retired newb.

Hi Pete,
Thanks for the welcome. Do you have a link for the PDF chart that you found? If that's not doable for you then you can email it to me at : bilneds@yahoo.com
Thanks, Ed

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#4 2010-09-01 02:10:40

Butch8844
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Registered: 2009-11-16
Posts: 605

Re: Retired newb.

MRED do you have a left-handed guitar or are you trying to play a right-handed guitar, left-handed?

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#5 2010-09-01 03:23:37

bolleauxp
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From: Stockton-on-Tees UK
Registered: 2010-07-22
Posts: 146

Re: Retired newb.

Hi MrEd

Chordie caters for us lefties.  On each song page that contains chord diagrams you can fo to the drop down box that says tuning and change the setting to Guitar (left) and magically all of the chord diagrams turn round.  Also if you create a songbook containing your favourite songs then you can set your preferences to left handed at the bottom and anything you add will show the chords in left handed format.  If you are a beginner it may help to start here

http://leftyfretz.com/free-left-handed- … -diagrams/

There are a few basic chords to start you off and you can also download a copy to print by clicking the link part way down the page.  Best of luck and keep on strumming,

Ian


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#6 2010-09-01 04:37:29

MRED64
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Registered: 2010-08-31
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Re: Retired newb.

Thanks for the replys.
Butch, I have a left handed classical acoustic electric. It's entry level quality, but I did a little tweaking to the action so as to lighten the load on my tender fingers. To me it seems to have a pretty good tone for my needs now. It cost me around $150.
Ian, thanks for the info. I'll do a little more exploring on this site. The left handed mode sounds like just what I need.
Stay tuned,
Ed

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#7 2011-03-31 19:15:25

dino48
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From: los banos,california
Registered: 2007-04-06
Posts: 4709

Re: Retired newb.

Welcome to chordie mred64,you have come to a site with alot of diversity,many of us are older some beginners and some are pro's. Starting at 64  is no big thing I am 62 but have played for sometime. Bucket List, that was a good movie.


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#8 2011-03-31 21:15:05

bensonp
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From: Tooele Ut
Registered: 2006-03-04
Posts: 3784

Re: Retired newb.

Well, I didn't notice I forgot to put the link in.  Sorray about that.  I'm not sure where it is now.
Try this
http://www.mamimusic.com/09-left-handed … agrams.htm
Or this
http://guitar.lovetoknow.com/Left_Handed_Guitar_Chords

Last edited by bensonp (2011-03-31 21:17:33)


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#9 2011-10-22 20:52:43

naolslager
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From: Georgia, USA
Registered: 2009-06-12
Posts: 830

Re: Retired newb.

Welcome,
I'm a lefty (although I play right) and a newbie of sorts mostly because I am a slow learner. Enjoy!
DJ

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