Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by Scafeets, Feb 9, 2017.
I too am a left-handed freak who plays right-handed, or the correct way, as I like to say...
Add the late great Joe Strummer to the list. Supposedly his being a lefty but playing righty meant he had more pick control but less dexterity with his fretting hand, which allowed him to be a solid rhythm player but limited his lead playing.
Play, eat and right right handed but do most sporting events left handed.
I'm all over the place.
Baseball bat right handed, throw left
Volleyball serve underhanded right, overhand left.
Hold a fork left
A right handed guitar felt good to me from the first moment. I never dreamed of trying a lefty.
I'm a huge fan of They Might Be Giants and lefty John Flansburgh. I'm right-handed, and currently having a replica made of his "Chessmaster" guitar, and in a show of solidarity for my left-handed brothers, I'm having it made LH/RHS. I acknowledge my "right privilege!"
I only started playing guitar 4 years ago but the first thing I realized that the nice guitars were right handed only and the lefty market is too restricted and small. It was a simple decision to go righty from that point on So I couldnt even say if it was better or worse to play right as a lefty. I never had a reference.
I wouldn't have nearly the number of guitars I do if I played lefthanded...
Otis Rush and Albert King are lefties that play righty.
There's hope for me yet.
I'm sort of lefty. I eat and write left handed, but everything else I do right.
Picking up a guitar seems right if I do it right-handed. Same with sports, or almost anything else.
Maybe that's why I have no talent, my brain is wired half axed.
The bass player in my band does this. But as many people here have said, it's about what instruments were available when you learned and how much effort you want to put into training. Also some people are a bit fluid in what they do righty vs lefty. There are switch hitters in baseball. Phil Mickelson is not left handed but plays golf lefty. Etc
That's me. I am Left Handed but play guitar and drums right handed. I don't have a cool excuse, though. When I was growing up, watching my favorite musicians play, they were all right handed. I didn't realize there was a left handed way to do things. I thought that was just how you played guitar or drums????