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I started playing guitar many, many years ago, teaching myself what little I could learn. Didn’t even know how to properly tune my junker for a long time, just kind of got it close. I had been in an auto accident as a child ans suffered a lot of damage to my left hand and basically have full function in two fingers and partial in my little finger and the ring finger. Still, I managed to learn as I went and cheated and capo-ed like crazy and did okay. About 15 years ago I met one of my nephews, a gifted natural born guitarist who could listen to a song once and play it note for note in one go. He overheard me playing and openly mocked my lack of ability in front of about a dozen other members of my family. Everyone had a good laugh, he took the guitar and proceeded to wow everyone with his truly amazing talent. I put away my guitars and only picked one up last night when I caught one lesson from AM on Youtube. I only played for fun and only for myself and I’d like to try to learn a bit more and be able to play along with some of my favorite songs, BoDeans sort of stuff.
My big problem is the lack of reach and strength in the two damaged fingers making chords such as b,f b7 difficult to play. And the speed at which I can change off and on those chords. I’m left handed by nature and I considered switching but I’d rather develop what I can.
I’d appreciate any advice, even if it’s to just hang it up and do jigsaw puzzles.
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