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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000891.txt from 2003/06

From: "Raycraft" <raycraft@-----.com>
Subj: Re: [kl] Handedness Stats as of June 25th
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2003 11:48:46 -0400

> The other day I was thinking about how people play the violin. The
> particular "mix" I have is ideal, since I'm very comfortable with the bow
in
> my right arm and fingering with my left hand. This is exactly what comes
> very naturally for me. How does an extreme right-hander adapt and feel
> comfortable fingering with the left hand? I'm afraid I might never be
able
> to play a violin if things were reversed and I had to finger with my right
> hand and bow with the left.
>
> Christy

It's easy. It also comes very naturally for us right handers to finger
a violin, guitar, etc. with our left hand. Being a right-
handed fiddle player never involved any "adapting" for me.
But it would be very weird to finger with the right hand and
bow with the left. You'd also have to switch the strings around,
with the "E" string on the far left and the "G" on the right.
Sue

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