with Alan Dworsky
Too many left-handed beginners get frustrated and quit guitar. Why? Because the right hand—the hand that makes the chords--is too hard at first in standard tuning.
DADGAD tuning solves that problem. You can make beautiful chords easily with just one or two fingers. This frees you up to focus on your left hand, the hand that generates the rhythm. And that’s going to make it possible for you to sound like a real guitar player right from the start.
In this video, I give you clear instruction that goes nice and slow, step by bite-sized step, in lessons that are as beautiful musically as they are visually. Every chord, technique, and pattern is shown from a player’s eye view and a side view, and they’re illustrated in backyard musical performances by me and Indie-award-winning guitarist Dean Magraw, as well as me and my wife Betsy Sansby.
Dean and I are both right-handed, but I've reversed all the images in this video so that you left-handers don't have to do the work of reversing the images in your head. When you see the player's eye view of the guitar in the lessons, you'll be seeing the same thing you do when you look down at the guitar in your own hands.
Running time: One hour and four minutes
"As a lefty at age 47, I finally can play a guitar, thanks to you! You're the only one in video instruction that gives a true left's perspective with the over the shoulder camera shots. I played immediately, instead of mentally mirror reversing the fret placement for my fingers. This got me on track so quickly. Thank you!" Phillip Yatteau
"THANK YOU for your left-handed guide to DADGAD! Your video has got me practicing and playing immediately. The pace you teach at is perfect and the increase in technique and pace is just right." John Bayley