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Author Topic: Idle Curiosity - Left-handed players  (Read 590 times)

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Re: Idle Curiosity - Left-handed players
« Reply #20 on: August 12, 2017, 02:20:20 PM »

I've met several players who play a regular melodeon the other way round over the years - normally they have an adapted box with another air button at the other end, some even play the air button with their little fingers!

Once we had a box commissioned for a guy who wanted a full left-handed melodeon with the notes reversed, stops and air-button on the other side ... so if you ever come accross an old mirror image Oakwood - it's probably the same one!
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Re: Idle Curiosity - Left-handed players
« Reply #21 on: August 13, 2017, 10:30:04 PM »

I'm left handed but play a conventional melodeon the conventional way....lefty's are generally very ambidextrous : I play pool, lawn tennis and cricket left handed but I play table tennis and darts right handed....
In a previous life I was a piper and had a left handed set of Scottish smallpipes made. All very nice except they are virtually unsellable as about 0.000001% of pipers are left handed!
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Re: Idle Curiosity - Left-handed players
« Reply #22 on: August 14, 2017, 08:30:43 AM »

This is the problem, selling your converted box on.
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Re: Idle Curiosity - Left-handed players
« Reply #23 on: August 14, 2017, 08:28:45 PM »

I'm Right Handed in all other respects, but play melodeons upside down, Ie treble end with the Left Hand, bass end to the right., and I shift my air keys to retain usage with the thumb. I can use the air key with my little finger if necessary, but it is tiring after a while, I tend to do this on Boxes I don't intend to keep permanently. I also play drums, and tend to play my cymbals "Cross handed", and lead most Rolls and other rudiments with the Wrong hand.
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