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good to see you back Val! i hope all is well!



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I am also a lefty except I play drums, guitar and bass right handed.
However being left handed I can play high hat and do fills leading with either hand, truly a benefit.

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There are a lot more lefties now.  Growing up I knew of only one other lefty in my grade.  When I went back to college at 27 it seems like the my classes were almost 50/50 righty/lefty.  It is about time they stopped trying to change us.




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Mom was a lefty though the nuns did their best to break her of it. She was forced to write with her right hand because they must have thought she was possessed. Lefties are the minions of the devil or something like that.

Picked up her wacky cross functionality...Switch hit in baseball, played guitar left handed and drums right handed. Piano is a total mess, my brain likes to improv on the keys as its my tweener instrument.

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Johan, are you left footed like for futball?

My son is a lefty but does many things as a righty like baseball, etc. But he uses the left for writing and eating. Footwise he uses the left leg which is a great gift to be a lefty in that sport. Bottomline though is he is creative.

I'm not clear on this carpal thing. I played about a 4 hour marathon rock blues gig last night. When I was packing up, my lefthand (fretting hand) was tightening up badly in a specific area under my ring finger. Sometimes I get this when I am playing and I hate it. What do we bass players need to watchout for on this? Many people don't know how physical playing a bass is. It can be like taming a gator sometime. Its hard work even for the simplist things like just holding it down in the pocket.

*Here's a side shot - Do you and your brother compose music together?

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That's what we call 'ring finger', and can be painful.
My brother doesn't write music at all.
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I know loads of 'southpaws', work with quite a few too. I've noticed some are more strongly left-sided than others; one of my friends who was with me on a recent Portmeirion holiday is VERY strongly left-handed, so much so she cannot use things like tin openers and has to have a special left-handed one!
Other lefties I know have no problem with such things!

There are plenty of musicians in a similar situation to John, who are naturally left-handed but play guitar right; Ben Matthews of Thunder is one (tho fellow Thunder member Luke Morley does play left-handed). Also Slade's Dave Hill, and incredibly, Herman Li! (one of the lightning-fast guitar shredders from metal band DragonForce)

Not left-handed myself, but I am left-footed (!) If I were into skateboards, that would mean skating 'goofy' apparently!
However I can write left-handed if need be; usually when having to sign into a reception desk for my work, when carrying a large box in my right arm!
(Can also use my friend's left-handed tin opener, lol!)

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Scissors are our Achilles' heel,of course,and are absolutely friggin' impossible for links-handers.

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i always wanted to be 'sinister' because the green handle scissors were cool and because my baseball hero fredd lynn was a leftie.

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Scissors are our Achilles' heel,of course,and are absolutely friggin' impossible for links-handers.

Go visit Ned's Leftorium!


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hi diddly ho, kimarino! that was good!

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hi diddly ho, kimarino! that was good!


LOL....bravo, Mattmanarino!

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I also am an incurable and unrepentant Zurdo Bandito.  The dark side of the force runs strong in my family: sister, two uncles, grandmother, and my F1 are also wrong-handers, but the F1 kicks with his right foot so we suspect he may be the chosen one who will bring balance to our family force.

matman - be careful what you wish for.  To quote some recent research on lefties:

"Statistics show left-handed people are more likely to be schizophrenic, delinquent, dyslexic, and have Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, as well as mental disabilities. They're also more likely to die young and get into accidents."

On the other hand...

"A disproportionately high number of left-handed athletes thrive in sports involving direct one-on-one contact, and could explain...a possible higher success rate among lefties in primitive combat."

"The anomaly is left-handed people make up the extremely gifted and the extremely compromised," "The rest of us make up the middle ground."
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St.C - extremely gifted??  Do tell!  What does it mean if you are ambidextrous??  As a surgeon, it comes in handy, for sure.  And there are those who might testify that I was delinquent and mentally disabled, I think.  Maybe it just means I have good hands.  I'm not sayin', I'm just sayin'.



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Noel Gallagher is left handed too, but plays right handed.  It's a wonder he didn't stick to left handed to copy McCartney!


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