For years now, one of my life goals has been to learn to play the guitar. It’s my favorite instrument to listen to, regardless of genre – ranchera, metal, acoustic, classical, etc.
Some years back I bought one of those “starter packs” that come with the guitar, a little amp, and some accessories. It was a right-handed guitar. I was worried that there were not enough lessons and tips for left-handed guitarists (which there aren’t, sadly) online, so I decided to try to play as a righty.
It didn’t work out so well. My hands never felt comfortable and it was a frustrating experience. So then I decided to play the guitar as a lefty – by turning the guitar upside down and changing the strings. This was much better, and I made some progress with the basics.
I drifted away from the guitar after a while, though. If I’m being honest, it was because I’m comically impatient and I didn’t feel I was making enough progress.
But now I’m back at it again, and this time my commitment is solid. I decided to go with an acoustic guitar, so I checked online and found myself a cheap yet solid left-handed acoustic. It feels very natural in my hands and I can’t wait to get started learning.
This time it’s gonna happen!