Member for 1.5 years here. Y’all can call me Vic. I’ve owned 3 or 4 guitars in the 30+ years I’ve been “playing.” I use quotes because I never got to the level where I was happy with my progress. I’ve studied bluegrass tunes for years, but was never able to get up the speed to play with others.
Enter CTC. I did the speed tests to determine my picking technique, revisited my grip, arm position, etc. in BOTH hands and realize that I got better scores while picking with my left hand. I got a hold of a lefty guitar and have been working for the past few months in getting my speed and accuracy up, and now I feel like I’m making progress. It was a rough transition at first to be sure. But working with a picking hand that “just works” has opened up a new love for the instrument.
Incidentally, I write with my left hand but have been practicing to write cursive with my right hand. My right hand cursive looks better than my left hand now. I say all this because I’m not sure what it all means! But it’s an interesting experiment.
Anyhow, my son has inherited my right hand guitars.
Thanks for all your work Troy and Co. After 35 years I finally feel like I’m doing something right…err “left.”