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Tuesday, January 22, 2013


Pierre Corneille

I had trouble doing it with my left foot/right hand, too, although not as much as with my right food /right hand. Does it matter that I'm left-handed?

Dr X

Good question. I don't think so, but can't say for sure.

Johnny Au Gratin

I find this sort of thing fascinating. I was unable to do it the conventional way, but hit on the idea of drawing the six by starting at the loop join and moving my hand in a clockwise spiral to make the same shape.

As a musician who mainly plays stringed instruments, I wonder if something like this could explain why when my two hands are performing the largely different tasks of picking or bowing with the right hand, and fretting or intonating with the left it comes very naturally to me. But playing separate left and right hand parts on a piano where the actions quite similar (mainly reversed) is much more difficult in my experience.

Dr X

"Easy" is evidently an overstatement. It would be more correct to say "can" or "possible" (versus impossible).

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