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In various settings, the left hand can do everything that the right hand can do. When musicians first begin playing the piano, it's typically with music where the melody is in the right hand and the chords are in the left hand. As a player becomes more advanced, the melodic line will start to switch between hands. When the player becomes really advanced, ...


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My band’s drummer is left-handed, and I am right-handed. If our drummer can’t make a practice or a gig, I will sit in for him. Playing on his lefty set opened my playing a little bit, but I could have reaped the same benefits on righty sets if I knew what to look for. I’d argue that it’s good to be able to do just from the perspective of being a more all-...


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Another option to consider, as a left hooker, is to buy a right-handed guitar, and just play it upside-down. It certainly worked for Albert King, and Jimi, too, played on guitars that were simply r.h. but flipped. It's certainly worth a try - if your left fingers work well - better than your right - then it's a good option; when you borrow someone else's (...


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Tony Iommi is a left-handed person who plays guitar left-handed. Mark Knopfler is a left-handed person who plays guitar right-handed. Eric Gales is a right-handed person who plays guitar left-handed. So, whatever way you choose to proceed, there are great players who blazed that trail. I would not discourage you from trying left-handed. Easiest way is ...


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Many of the referenced thread's pros and cons of a trad grip for a right handed player still hold true for a left handed player, namely a trad grip for a leftie would still look subjectively cool, and would still make it easier to play softly, as much as that is ever true. It will still be tricky to maintain balance, and will create similar obstacles in ...


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Tips I have for people trying to enter ambidexterity with guitar: Play in front of a mirror. Tune to an open tuning and focus on training one hand at a time. Invoke the good vibes of Sir Paul McCartney and Jimi Hendrix before practicing. Practice tightening your fret-board hand on heavy jugs of milk/water (carrying them around). Remember that nobody is born ...


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The nut is an issue: A low E will sit on top of the the slot for a high E, and easily get knocked out. The same may go for the bridge saddles: That's true on my SG Special, not on my MIM Tele (both post-2000), and not on my DeArmond M75T (Schaller-alike roller bridge). This is 100% dependent on the bridge saddles you've got (you may be able to reverse the ...


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Every time you change the string gauge or tuning it's a good idea to check the setup/action. When I make a major change, I like to take it to a pro to get a setup, at least on my best guitars. My beater guitars and when I make minor changes, I do it myself.


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Something that requires a bit of tinkering on the software side, would be a Myo Gesture. This can pick up muscle signals, and you can train it to perform certain things. In this particular case you could train it to send midi notes (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MIDI), which is a certain format for signals that virutally all keyboards and music-software ...


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Personally I consider myself a left handed drummer despite being right handed in everyday life. I write and play guitar right handed, but on drums it always felt natural to play with my left. Back when I learned in school I led with my left and when we had the opportunity to play on a real kit rather than our practice pads I played open handed. I also played ...


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There are plenty of technical drawings for guitar routings on the Internet, and they all agree that the routing for standard Jazzmaster tremolo cavity is symmetrical. It might be worth it to check your guitar before ordering anything, but there's a good chance that left-handed tremolo will fit.


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Looks like you are going to have to strip the mechanism off the guitar, and see for yourself if it's symmetrical. If yes, it's good to go. If not, then it's out with the router. No big deal either way, just extra work for the latter.


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A good thing about Guitars is that these were not traditionally part of the Classical Music Instrument Families but rather one that came to a good from only around the late 18th Century. These have roots from different Instruments especially the Lute just to mention. Since Guitars weren't a part of Traditional Instrument Families, You have the freedom to ...


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Look up the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stradella_bass_system discussion of the Stradella bass system. It's really easy. The second row is the keynote (tonic) of the chord of interest. All accordions have that C note marked with something that is easy to feel, usually a cup. The note below (if any) is the "counter bass" note, a major third from the bass (E ...


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Well, I'm right handed and left footed. I had some issues when I started playing the drums, I had some issues regarding the way I'd build my set. I could play either on a right-handed set and use my dominant hand or play on a left handed set and use my dominant leg. I struggled, a lot, on a right handed set, so I decided to play on a left handed one. The ...


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I have experienced the same as you, although I thought it was too late for me to learn how to play like a right handed. I wish I had learned that way from the beginning. It's annoying every time you go play with some right handed friends and you're not carrying your guitar. That has happened to me a lot, so at the end I have managed to learn how to play the ...


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I know your question, design some software, or some method to replace the left hand. But, your friend's music can be natural and not sound mechanical, or contrived. Another thought for you. Guitarists use the left hand for chords and the right hand for melody to produce beautiful music. I think this can be done on the piano using only the right hand to do ...


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Many keyboards come with an auto-harmonization feature that will play chords or arpeggios when a key is pressed on the left side of the keyboard. These usually only work if the entire piano piece is in one scale as the scale needs to be set beforehand. Assuming your friend could play the equivalent of one-finger piano in the left hand, this might be the ...


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I teach ancient style snare on old rope drums, so we only do traditional. I can't comment on the pros and cons of each for lefties, but I have noticed that they pick up the traditional grip more easily than righties. Last night I had a first lesson with a pair of twins, one righty and one lefty. It was obvious the lefty "got" the grip much more quickly than ...


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Right-handed people do all the clever stuff on guitar with their left hands. Does any more need to be said?


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Maybe "Handedness" isn't as hard-wired as you might think! I am left handed(I write & throw with my left hand). I took up the guitar 18 months ago (at the tender age of 54) and play it right-handed, which feels perfectly natural. I also hold a bat & swing a golf club right-handed. Chris


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