I have never played guitar but I want to start. I love how you can make sounds that you can almost feel. I'm just worried that not being able to bend my left index finger on my fretting hand will be a hindrance.
My interest isn't playing chords; I know I'll learn them at first, but I'm really interested in a shredding style of playing and playing rock songs (Sweet Child O Mine to be exact). I know it will take months, maybe even years, to get good enough to play it but that's my goal.
Will my finger be a real problem in this? I don't want to play left handed but at the same time I feel it will be easier to use my right hand to hit all the fast notes in solos. I hope I'm asking this in the right place if not I'm sorry I just really want to learn to play my favorite songs and be able to play with and for my friends and family.
I should add I can still put pressure on strings fine; I just can't bend the second knuckle because I cut my finger with a knife when I was a kid and I must have cut through the tendon or something along those lines.