Does being right- or left-handed create an advantage for a string player?
Certainly, both hands have a lot of work to do, though the nature of it is different. Left hand work requires dexterity and speed, with the left arm and shoulder taking a supportive role. The right hand is about balance and movement, which has to be smooth, precise and nuanced.
Which is more important? It would be hard to say!
I'm left-handed, and I've received questions on both ends of the spectrum about how this affects my violin-playing: "Does that make things difficult?" or "Is that an advantage?"
I always thought it was an advantage, though I have to say that the development of my bow arm lagged behind that of my violin hand.
Are you right or left-handed? And how has that affected your playing and learning? Please answer the vote and then share your comments below.
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