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Summary: Advice from an experienced guitar teacher - how to truly appreciate what it feels like to be one of your students

The wrong-handed guitarist

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The longer you have been playing guitar yourself, the more apt you are to forget just how weird the guitar feels to your brand new beginner guitar student when they first pick it up.

It is because of this that relatively inexperienced tutors actually make better tutors for beginners.

I have a simple remedy for you if you find it difficult to remember the early days of your guitar playing:

Assuming you are right-handed, simply pick up the guitar the wrong way round, as if you were left-handed.

Now try to play a few chords, scales, riffs etc.

It's pretty disorientating isn't it?

But this gives you a pretty good idea of how your students feel during their first few lessons.

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