sharkscott wrote: Wait a second..you have actually been a music store that had a drum-set set up LEFT HANDED!?!?!?!?!?
In my life I have NEVER seen a kit in a music store set-up left handed..EVER!!!
It is a running joke between me and my friend Damion(who is also a drummer and left handed like me) that if we ever saw one that we would completely freak out!!!
You've never been in a store with left handed drums? AMAZING! They are right there with the left handed saxaphones, and left handed pianos.
Pardon my sarcasm, but the only instruments made that are available as truly "left handed" are guitars, basses and occasionally a drummer insists on playing lef-handed. There are no left handed violins, oboes, trumpets, etcetera... All other instruments are taught as right-handed no matter what your orientation is. This is because starting out, both hands need to learn what to do, might as well teach everybody the same way. A lot of self-taught players start out backwards and by the time they are ready for real instruction, the damage, and habits are nearly permanent.
There are MANY really great "left-handed" drummers playing right handed kits. You don't see too many famous lefties on left handed kits. Did you ever wonder why?
My son is left handed and he plays a right handed kit. Thats because he learned on mine.
Name one great left-handed TUBA player that plays his instrument left-handed... I dare ya! (ok, I'm ready for the flame war to begin....)