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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000882.txt from 2003/06

From: "Jason Spradlin" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Handedness Stats as of June 25th
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2003 11:22:17 -0400

I certainly am good with both hands, but only together, I play some guitar,
which takes fairly good control of both hands, and I type substantially well
(100gwam+). But I cannot write with my left hand, nor can I throw a ball
with my left hand or bat left-handed. Those reasons are why I consider
myself right-handed.

So I guess that a "mixed-handed" person would be a left or right handed
person who has trained themselves to use the other hand for many functions
while an amidextrous is born with no dominant hand (I would say with both
hands being dominant but if both are dominant then what are they dominant
over? The feet?)

Jason Spradlin

----- Original Message -----
From: "Deidre Calarco" <>
Subject: Re: [kl] Handedness Stats as of June 25th

> On 6/25/03 10:52 AM, "Jason Spradlin" <> wrote:
> > what is the diffence between mixed and ambidextrious??
> Mixed is probably people who do some things with the left hand and others
> with the right, or are more coordinated than average with their
> hand. But, I think it would be natural for musicians to a bit on the
> or ambidextrous side. People who have good coordination on both sides
> probably find it easier to learn to play musical instruments, and as we
> develop technique, it reinforces that.
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