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  1. If this is his personal desire, then he will learn. I know an example of how a person who already knows how to play with his right hand for fun rebuilt the guitar and having all the theory brought the left hand to an acceptable level in a month of classes.

    There is no harm to the brain from such activities, only you do it better. After all, any training is new neutron connections, and new connections can be used in other thought processes.

  2. Nothing special will happen. If he's never held a guitar before, he doesn't really care how to hold it. There is no special purpose of hands. If you do something new for yourself, then you choose your hands randomly. I knew left-handers who played the right-handed guitar wonderfully. So a right-hander will also learn to play on the left-hand side.

  3. Gary Moore the guitar virtuoso was left-handed,but he learned to play “right-handed” electric guitars with his right hand.He did it -he's left-handed!

    I'm sure it's a little easier for a left-handed person to retrain than a right-handed person

    Why I'm sure-since I'm left-handed myself.I took the guitar from the right-handed man and immediately started playing (turning it over)Sometimes he taught right-handers (without a musical ear)

    playing guitar,but that was in the 70s .

    My answer is advice .If you don't rearrange the strings,it will be difficult to play, but if you rearrange the strings, it will be easier.Through force is not necessary, it is necessary with desire and with pleasure!

  4. If a right-handed person persistently and persistently tries to learn to play the guitar as a left-handed person, then it is very likely that they will make an excellent guitarist. The development of a” non – core ” hand generally has a good effect on the brain-for example, to prevent Alzheimer's disease, it is recommended, among other things, to learn to write with the other hand.

    How much harder it will be is hard to say. In right-handed people, the right hand is stronger not because it is inherent in nature, but because it is often assigned various actions. In other words, it's just better trained. But playing the guitar is a very specific skill that you can't develop in everyday life, so I personally don't see any problems learning to play like a southpaw. In general, the specificity of this skill just says that there is no “natural”, “natural” way to play the guitar, it's all a matter of training. And there is evidence for this.

    For example, there are a number of left-handed guitarists who play inverted but not rearranged guitars, i.e. the neck looks to the right, but the sixth (thickest) string is located at the bottom. I know several such guitarists – Thorsten Kohne, Dan Swano, Charly Steinhauer; the names are not very well known, but the very fact of their presence is indicative.

    There are left-handed guitarists who perfectly play (or have played) as right-handers, for example, Gary Moore, Herman Li. Their example essentially answers this question.

    However, this is not to say that right- / left-handedness does not affect learning to play-I think there are enough left-handed people who tried to play right-handed without success,but as soon as they switched to a left-handed instrument, things immediately went up for them.

    By the way, this question is true not only for the guitar, but, for example, for drums. Because of the right-handed nature of the pioneer drummers who were at the origin of the modern drum kit, a very funny artifact has been fixed in the music: the vast majority of drummers play the hi-hat with their right hand, crossing their arms, instead of just playing with their left. Personally, I don't see any advantages in this. And as in the case of the guitar, there are people who break the established rule. For example, Dave Lombardo is left-handed, but plays as a right-hander on a right-handed setup. And the number of drummers who refuse to cross their arms is slowly but surely growing every year.

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