Mudcat Café message #1088575 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #65866   Message #1088575
Posted By: s&r
08-Jan-04 - 06:39 AM
Thread Name: Left Handers and Strings?
Subject: RE: Left Handers and Strings?
LH Pianos

Odd though it seems - or is it?

The idea of forcing RH use of pens etc died many years ago.

In our experience with many guitar students over forty years, those who have never played are comfortable very rapidly using RH instruments. Those that have played, for however short a time, prefer to stay left-handed.

We point out the choices to the students, and suggest that they try RH, if necessary lending them an instrument. Only one of such students was unhappy with RH playing.

Letting the child decide assumes that the choices are understood by the child... We don't ask children to decide diet, or bedtime

Or do we?

It is possible that a LH player playing RH develops a different syle of playing because of their 'dominant' hand, so perhaps the leftie plays better hammers, bends, pulls etc. Perhaps. My wife and I play differently (I think she's better than I but I ain't gonna tell her) she's LH I'mRH and we both play RH.