Duane Allman was...Left Handed?

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  1. A-Bone

    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

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    I could bat left or right, catch left or right, and throw left or right (although I favored my left on the last), and I seem to favor my right foot. I haven't tried left-handed scissors since I was really young, but at the time my hand would kind of pull the blades apart, if that makes sense.
     
  2. Jim85IROC

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    That completely makes sense if you learned how to cut with right handed scissors first. Scissors are designed to have pressure pushing the blades together, and for that to work with right handed scissors, a lefty has to quickly figure out a non-conventional way of applying that pressure. If that's how you initially learned, doing it the "normal" way with lefty scissors would feel odd.

    For me, scissors are another tool that I can get by with anything. Right handed, left handed, whatever. The only ones I don't like are the ones that have uniquely shaped handles that make them uncomfortable to use left handed. In those cases, I'll just cut with my right hand.
     
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  3. 2HBStrat

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    I have the feeling that those people for whom eating with your fork in the left hand because of manners are also the people who have staff on hand to set their dinner table. While a proper dining setting may be "proper" I highly doubt that it is something that is normal procedure in most homes in America, not to mention the rest of the world. It seems like a highly upper crust British thing to me...I'm not opposed to it...I just don't think it's the norm in America...
    Same here...
     
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  4. tiktok

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    Precisely.
     
  5. rockon1

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    I'm right handed but use my left with a fork. It's easier than swapping utensils cutting stuff so often I just keep it in my left hand.
     
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  6. telest

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    Seems like your dominant hand would be ideal for bending and vibrato control :aok
     
  7. Thinline_slim

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    I’m right handed but eat with the fork in my left hand often.
     
  8. beanbass

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    I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous.
     
  9. sickboy79

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    Another lefty here that plays right handed.
     
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  10. roadfilm

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    I'm also a lefty who plays right handed. I also naturally swing a baseball bat and golf club right handed but I throw lefty. The scissor thing in elementary school was almost torture. The left handed scissors were all worthless. Didn't any of the teachers try these things out?
     
  11. PdL

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    Fork in the left hand is pretty common in England, among multiple demographics. It’s not just the super-wealthy. Not sure if it’s as common as it was 100 years ago though, but there’s still lot of folks in England who hold the fork in their left hand.

    Was the the fork-in-the-left-hand dining technique ever the norm in other European counties? Or has that always been a strictly British/English thing?
     
  12. ArthurS

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    Not just the UK; it’s the norm in The Netherlands, too (though Dutch etiquette states that an unused hand should rest on the table, not below - still no elbows allowed, though!)
     
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  13. Tiny Montgomery

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    There are left-handed trumpets and violins.
     
  14. 2HBStrat

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    I'm looking for a left handed piano so I can play one with each hand...
     
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  15. handyman

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    Its not standard practice to ask a student's hand dominance when teaching them either instrument. You'll find a few examples of these instruments if you put effort into looking, but they're oddities.

    Case in point: A bunch of violinists losing their minds at the idea of someone wanting to play left handed
    https://www.violinist.com/discussion/archive/8328/

    A about a zillion string and brass player have gone through my wife's classrooms in the past decade. Not a one has played left handed, despite plenty of left handed players.
     
  16. Glass Onion

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    Yep if cutting something my fork is in my left hand. May switch at times but knife is best in my right.
     
  17. JoeB63

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    Yup, Duane Allman, proper English gentleman.

    Signed,
    Another lefty playing righty.
     
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  18. Trebor Renkluaf

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    Or he was trained in proper etiquette. I had a girl friend who used to kick me under the table because I would switch the fork from my right hand to my left to cut up my food, and then back to my right to eat.
     
  19. musicman1

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    Same here
     
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  20. 2HBStrat

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    Once I realized that's what I did I started eating with the fork in my left hand...no GF kicking me, though ..
     

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