Should I play drums left handed or right handed?
Bet there are not 5 drummers on the planet like me.
I'm left-handed, but play basically right-handed, but start rolls/fills with left hand. Two hanging toms and floor tom are all to the left of the bass drum. Hi-hat is left of the snare and I play it with my right hand, as I also do with all cymbals. sometimes I just wish I played all left-handed or all right-handed. again I feel like the only person on the planet like this. should I try to learn just right, or just left to keep things simple?........in a nutshell, I play basic rhythms/beats right-handed, but any kind of fill or roll feels natural to start with left hand. Am I just weird??
thanks for your input!!
Very interesting. Actually, I think you should play in whatever manner is most efficient for you. There really are no rules.
Have you ever tried playing in "Open" position--leave the HH on the left and play it with your Left hand and the snare with your right?
This seems like it would be a comfortable way for you to play some things, and it would give you yet another option for utilizing your unique approach.
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