Left-handed whistle playing? How “bad” is it to play whistle backwards?
A spinoff from the left-handed fiddle thread, sort of…
One of my kids learned to play the whistle with his right hand on top and left hand on bottom. He taught himself and I was clueless, unfortunately, and didn’t pick up on it until he was well on his way to proficiency. He’s 10.
Until the left-handed fiddle thread, I had no idea this was common at all.
My thought was that he should switch to the “usual” fingering because if he doesn’t, it won’t be as easy for him to switch to flute later if he chooses. But he doesn’t want to switch, and I’m wondering which is worse…letting him continue as-is, or prodding him to change? What are the pros and cons?