Questions tagged [lefties]

For questions relating to left-handed playing techniques, or playing on left-handed instruments. Most often with reference to guitars.

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Difficulties with Stradella Bass System on Accordion

I have this piano accordion, a small accordion, 3 registers, 80 basses. However, I'm not able to get any technical help from anyone experienced or to go to musical school, so I'm trying to learn it by ...
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Right handed drummer on left handed drum set?

I have a two-part question. Is there any advantage playing a left handed drum set if I'm a right handed drummer? And we all know about famous left handeds drummers playing right handed drum sets, ...
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Query about setting up a guitar

I have recently bought LTD AC 10E left handed. It came with a set of 10s and it is tuned half step down. Now I mostly tune standard B or C and use a higher gauge. So if I put a set of 12s on this ...
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Lefty retraining to play guitar right handed

So I started playing guitar about a year ago. I started playing left handed with a pretty cheap Mainstreet guitar. I've gotten halfway decent with it, but now I see how expensive some left handed ...
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Re-string Electric Guitar In Reverse For Left-Handed (Lefty)

I got this right-handed Yamaha electric guitar but I'm a lefty. If I simply re-string it in reverse string order, will it have the right sound straight away? I read that for acoustic guitars, you ...
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Should i play left handed or right handed guitar? [duplicate]

i've been playing the guitar for about 5-6 months now. Guitar was always something i wanted to learn but always put up for something else, but finally at the age of 27 i decided i should start. The ...
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Switching Handedness on Guitar

Long story short, a few years back my dad had a Black Sabbath-style accident with a car door that took off one of the digits on the ring finger of his fretting hand. He occasionally picks up my ...
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Pros and cons of matched vs. traditional grip for lefties

There's a wonderful thread What are the pros and cons of Traditional Grip vs. Matched Grip for snare and drumset?. Are any of the points mentioned there different in the case of a leftie? In ...