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Thread #98253   Message #1943391
Posted By: GUEST
21-Jan-07 - 01:32 PM
Thread Name: Relearning instruments after a stroke
Subject: Relearning instruments after a stroke
Spent Christmas and New Year in hospital after having a stroke. Left hand and arm affected. Right hand unffected and knows all its stuff. 50 years of playing string instruments blown away. I am recovering the use of the hand and fingers very nicely and have started retraining my left hand on various instruments. Guitar seems easiest, banjo(clawhammer) is coming nicely but Fiddle looks to be the biggest job but I am sure even that will come with work. I can play a recognisable tune but at the moment fingers might as well be chipolatas as far as fine tuning is concerned. Anyone got helpful experience of this overall problem.