Universal Secrets To Playing Fast and... Musically !
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Right Hand         Left Hand

Scientists agree that the right side of the brain
controls the left side of the body and the left side
of the brain controls the right side of the body.

The physical reason is that the nerves cross over
each other inside the brain, and nerves on the right side
of the brain cross to run down the left side of the body, etc.

Nobody really knows exactly why this evolved.

You've probably heard this left/ right brain dichotomy before.

It goes something like this: The left hemisphere of the brain is logical, deductive, mathematical, etc., while the right hemisphere is artistic, visual and imaginative.

I have wondered for years how this apparently accepted
fact affects the musician's right and left hand abilities to

It would imply that one's right hand fingers can move
about quickly and accurately like little soldiers in perfect
formation while the left hand fingers wander about
aimlessly with their heads in the clouds, speeding up
and slowing down in an emotional state.

My own right hand ring and pinky fingers can alternately
tap very quickly while the same fingers on my left hand
are noticeably slower.

Perhaps this explains it, I don't know.

What I do know, however, is that without a step by
step process of individual finger coordination, playing
your instrument with any real speed and accuracy,
simply will not happen.

Now there are those in the top .0001 percentile that finger
skill occurs naturally but that ability is reserved for only
a few.  The rest of us have to do something about it.

There are tests apparently, that determine if one uses
one half of the brain more than the other or if both
halfs are used equally.

This may explain why we all have varying degrees of
finger coordination skills between both hands.

Here's to merging your right and left brains ! ~ Jules

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