So, I'm planning on starting the violin this fall. However, I happen to be left-handed and am unsure on whether I should play the violin that way or conventionally (right-handed).
I'm sixteen already so I'm pretty set on doing stuff with my left hand, and I know the bowing will be very demanding, more so than the fingering, which I would have use my dominant hand for, if I played right-handed.
I also play the guitar left-handed, if it serves any purpose for figuring this out.
Since I'll most likely start the classes with my right-handed sister, I'm worried I'll fall behind because of the lesser fine motor skills my handedness would impose on my playing in the conventional way.
I am NOT planning on playing in any orchestras etc. so there's no concern over me ruining the playing for the rest of the group with my elbows.
What do you think? Should I play by my strenghts or do the 'conform or die' -thing? Also, if someone plays left handed, are there any suggestions for what I should buy?
Thank you in advance!
- A. O'Connor
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