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  1. I already had a similar question, tomorrow I will look for a link.
    Despite the fact that the left hand is given a difficult task with unaccustomed experience, the right hand still has an equally important function-to determine when exactly a certain note or chord will sound. With the rhythm of the right hand (right-handed) copes easier and more accurately than the left.

  2. Because that's the way it's done. Many virtuoso guitarists can re-tune their guitar and change hands accordingly. My left-handed friend plays the guitar like a right-handed person and doesn't feel any discomfort.

    The left hand also determines when a certain note will sound, and no one has canceled the techniques of sound extraction with the hand on the fretboard. I can express a different opinion – the right hand of right-handers is more developed and hardy than the left, and if the left hand needs stretching and static endurance when playing the guitar (for example, holding a complex chord for a long time), then the right hand needs strength and dynamic endurance (pulling the strings with a certain force and doing it for a long time). I think that not many people who have not had experience playing instruments have stretched and strong fingers on at least one hand, while the hand and forearm of the working hand are generally developed in most people.

    I will add about the rhythm and the right hand – this is true. I mean, it's true, because drummers (who play the drum kit) have a” crossed ” hand position. That is, the hi-hat is on the left (because the left foot under the hi-hat pedal is free, and the right foot is occupied by the bass barrel), and the snare drum is directly in front of you. And since it's easier for the right hand (really easier, try it) to keep a constant rhythm (than the iron drummer usually does), you need to cross your arms to somehow beat the snare drum. The right foot in the bass barrel is also beaten for this reason by the way. Accordingly, for left-handers, the drum kit is mirrored.

    However, drummers also have ambidextrous instruments, which on a regular drum kit (hi-hat on the left) play in an “open” position (the left hand hits the hi-hat, the right hand hits the snare, while the right foot hits the bass drum). But as I said, such people are considered ambidextrous.

    In any case, the answer is this-because it is so accepted, in the second place – so it is really easier physiologically. However, you can learn to play the instrument any way you want, you just need to do it yourself, and from the very beginning. And in the case of the drum kit, “lessons for beginners” will not help much in immediately learning to play in an open position.

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