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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000917.txt from 2003/06

From: "Christy Erickson" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Left, Right or mixed handed?
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2003 18:36:14 -0400

Bill, I don't think this is such a major difference at all. Down is 1, not
matter which hand you use. Just for once, I'd like to see the right-handed
world make a minor adjustment for those of us who are different from the
"norm." The lefties have spent years in school sitting at desks made for
right-handers during 2 hour long lecture classes, workshops, etc... As some
mentioned, they can't get a ligature that is comfortable for them to
use-they're simply supposed to "make do" by turning one made for
right-handers around, they're supposed to pay exhorbitant prices for items
made especially for lefties like scissors, and now they're supposed to
conduct in a manner that suits the right-handed world. We need to revolt!
> It makes a difference to the people being conducted. Of course, every
> conductor is different and must be adjusted to, but this is really a major
> difference. And does a leftie conductor reverse the beat pattern, as
> seem logical, or would a 4/4 beat still go down, left, right, up?
> Bill Hausmann

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