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ambidextrousness (if thats a word)

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by a00nick, May 5, 2006.


  1. a00nick

    a00nick

    Dec 28, 2005
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Hey everyone. Ive been playing bass for about 6 months, and had played guitar for a little over a year before that (bass is my main instrument now.) I don't concider myself to have excelent left hand techniqe (i'm right handed) and it could be improved. One thing I concidered was that when it comes to writing, my left hand is about as uncoordinated as it gets. I could barely write legiably at all and for that to happen I had to write painfully slow. I was wondering though, for the past few weeks I have been teaching myself to write with my left hand, and I've gotten a whole lot better. I can write completly with my left hand, mind you a little slower than I normaly would. Im wondering if this will help my left hand while playing bass. My bridge got messed up and havent been able to play for a few days and before that I didn't really notice a difference, but I'm hoping that will change. Any thoughts on this?

    ~Nick
     
  2. I imagine any additional exercise of the less-used left hand(assuming you're right-handed)would increase strength & stamina; adding skill through difficult exercise(to a point)couldn't hurt.
     
  3. a00nick

    a00nick

    Dec 28, 2005
    Chapel Hill, NC
    well I figurer I don't normaly pay attention in that calss anywaty so anything I can do to help me get better at bass AND maybe learn somthing can't be all that bad
     

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