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Posted: 23 Mar 05, 03:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wat was his original dexterity? In olden days in boarding schools and such they discouraged using the left hand and switching to the right



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Posted: 23 Mar 05, 07:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Most guys use the right anyway.

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Posted: 23 Mar 05, 09:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

RainMustFall2 wrote:

Most guys use the right anyway.


I'm a switch hitter =-)


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Posted: 23 Mar 05, 11:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sorry, I don't know his original dexterity and so I think I can't reply properly, but look back upon his stages, Live Aid or MK concert and so on...especially the way he held mic stand. He used to hold it both in his right hand and in his left hand. As far as I know, in earlier '70s he usually held it in his right one and sometimes in his left one. But from late '70s, he held mic stand in his left hand much more often than he did in earlier days and he posed in various ways with his right one.


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Posted: 23 Mar 05, 12:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've seen pictures of him from the 70s writing with his right hand...
And from the 80s.


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Posted: 23 Mar 05, 15:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Left handers have a tendency to be more artistic and visual, with hints of genius, and be more prone to turn out gay. That's just Freddie Mercury.

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Posted: 24 Mar 05, 03:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I need to use both hands.


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Posted: 05 Apr 05, 22:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Flashman wrote:

I need to use both hands.


That's not impressive, that's impotent.

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Posted: 06 Apr 05, 04:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I can't believe nobody mentioned this......he played guitar right-handed!!! So therefore he was most likely a righty, I would think......


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Posted: 06 Apr 05, 06:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I play guitar right handed, and i write with my left hand


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Posted: 06 Apr 05, 07:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Flashman wrote:

I need to use both hands.

I use them both too. Whenever I break a hand, I need to use the other, etc.


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Posted: 06 Apr 05, 09:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Musician's Institute of California estimate that 82% of musicians that are left handed, play their instrument right handed.

So that theory above stated was said by a non-musician.

My father, best friend, and cousin...all lefties, that play guitar right.

I'm right , play right.

While its true, on average.....left handed people are 27% are more likely to be homosexual....left handed people on average also die an average of 11 years earlier than righties.

You have a 11% greater chance of having AIDS if you are male, if you are left handed.

So those stats posted above are confirmed.

All this info is aval. on the web.


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Posted: 06 Apr 05, 09:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

While the percentage of left hand geniues per population is higher in left handed people.

It is still estimated that the number of right handed geniues to left handed is still 7 to 1.

Simply because there is more right handed people is this reason.


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Posted: 06 Apr 05, 10:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If considering Freddeie's cultural background, even if he was innately left handed, parents tried to encourage him to use right. ( you see left hands are usually used at toilet in that region :) In my opinion he was more likely a left hander but was trained to use both.

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Posted: 06 Apr 05, 14:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love to see him hold his mic stand in his left hand with champagne glass in his right hand while he is telling cheers to the audience, or with tambourine in his right hand when he is singing "Keep Yourself Alive" and "Liar"! :D


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Posted: 07 Apr 05, 04:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<B><font color=salmon>Dust Biter</B> wrote:

The King Of Rhye wrote:

I can't believe nobody mentioned this......he played guitar right-handed!!! So therefore he was most likely a righty, I would think......


I thought there was only one way to play the guitar?


I play guitar left handed myself!


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Posted: 10 Dec 07, 06:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

vanush wrote:

Wat was his original dexterity? In olden days in boarding schools and such they discouraged using the left hand and switching to the right



Freddie Mercury started out left handed. But since it is taboo in India to be left handed....stupid parents try to make their kids learn to use their right hand.
Such a thing happened to poor left handed Freddie Mercury. The poor guy naturally gravitated toward the "left" in everything. HAH!! :D
I don't know I just associate creativity and "genius" to left handedness. My cousin is left handed. He's also a genius, and an artist.
Most left handed people are WEIRD. Not all of them, but most. They don't fit in with the average crowd. So was Freddie.

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Posted: 10 Dec 07, 09:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Did you actually read all of the way through the forum pages to find this, and bump it up 2 years later? Why man?

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Posted: 10 Dec 07, 09:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 10 Dec 07, 15:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

im ambedextrous. its actually tougher to handle things, cuz some days i cant figure out which is more comfortable. my left hand will try to do what the right hand does, and vice versa.

i play guitars right handed, but paint with my left, write with both, and when i was little it was discouraged to use your left hand. i dont know why either. people are prejudice against the lefties! XD

some of it has to do with how you are taught. if i were taught guitar with my left hand i wouldnt have known better.

i dont know what that says about me being a 'genius' or whatever, but amby people are more of a minority than lefties.


anyway, as for freddie, i woudlnt be shocked if he was actually amby too. it explains his piano precision. im curious to know if he had a level of dyslexia?


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