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|GUEST,Sandy Mc Lean (lost cookie)||Left Handed violin (24)||RE: Tech: Left Handed violin||01 Sep 04|
Many of the best Cape Breton style fiddle players such as Kinnon Beaton and Ashley MacIsaac are lefties. They play a right hand strung fiddle upside down, holding it left handed. They then learn to play with the bass strings on the bottom and the high ones on top. The problem of peg interference is overcome by holding it with the body of the fiddle at right angle to the floor. This allows the index finger to easily reach up to the nut.