left handed violin or viola?

left handed violin or viola?

    
left handed violin or viola?    05:58 on Friday, November 27, 2009          

emzee19
(1 point)
Posted by emzee19

can someone tell me where i can find a left handed violin or viola that isnt like 400 pounds. i want to start off at basic but i cant find anything anywhere


Re: left handed violin or viola?    14:14 on Saturday, November 28, 2009          

blueeyedbassoon
(264 points)
Posted by blueeyedbassoon

I'm not a violinist, but I've heard left handed people have and advantage on normal violins and violas because of the left hand is used to finger notes on the fingerboard. Right hand is used for bowing. If you played a "left hand" violin/viola you would have to learn everything opposite and it would be very difficult. I think that's why you can't really find them anywhere. All the left hand string players I know are just fine playing on normal instruments.
Hope that helped


Re: left handed violin or viola?    19:54 on Saturday, November 28, 2009          

krosskuntryrunne
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yeah...kinda like a right handed french hornist....they do everything on their left hand...


Re: left handed violin or viola?    02:38 on Sunday, November 29, 2009          

mr_violin
(32 points)
Posted by mr_violin

They do make some violins to be played left handed,but you can set up a regular violin to play it left handed too. You hardly ever see them . I think it is simple to know why if you think about it. What would that look like in an Orchestra?


Re: left handed violin or viola?    03:14 on Sunday, November 29, 2009          

fiddleboy96
(8 points)
Posted by fiddleboy96

During Vivaldi's time, left handed people in Italy were considered bad luck to their families. Since then, the use of left handed string instruments are not acceptable in today's orchestra society. Being left handed and learning to play the violin is possible and can be done, but it is actually slightly harder than being right handed, since your right hand is your bow hand. Hope I could help! Best of Music!


   

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