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Which foot do you use for tapping out rhythm?

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Nuno
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I voted: "Right handed, play right handed, tap with right foot" but sometimes I also use my left foot but mainly when the rhythm is complex or the tempo is fast and I use both feet.

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right handed, play righty, right foot dominant.
but!
if i'm sitting; both feet, a head bob, and a little swaying. it's not consistent, though sometimes i'll only use one foot, sometimes i'm tapping with my heels, sometimes it's an alternating march, sometimes it's a full body lurch.
if i'm standing, i dance around. again, i'm all over the place.
i spend a lot of time playing lying down, too.


   
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O_O last week I was at a jam, and I got really into it, and my friends said I was standing on one foot jumping around while playing a solo O_O.

And once I stood on one foot and leaned back and forth O_O. Haha that was fun.

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Rightie, play rightie, tap with left foot. (My guitar's resting on my right leg, which makes it difficult to tap with that one.) Although I only ever tap out rhythm when I'm excited. (I'm a strange individual.)

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Right handed, play right handed, tap with either foot. Sometimes both. (When standing, it seems I usually tap with left, if I tap, but sitting it could be either. ) WHen standing, I usually jump or bounce rhythm rather than tapping, though.

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I'm lefty and play lefty, I don't tap at all. If I did I would be out of breath before I made it through a set. Maybe through a song. I'm not sure I could tap if I wanted to. I mean playing, singing and you want me to tap to :shock:

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actually.I am a right handed player. when playing guitar sitting I usually have my left foot going. when I stand either foot gets the movement.
when I sit and play lap steel I tap with the right foot. perhaps the neck has less movement from a bouncing left foot.
the sliding and fret markers aren't blurred then.

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As a drummer by trade, I find if I'm standing playing guitar, I'll use which ever foot isn't holding me up, if I'm leaning. :lol:

If I'm sitting down, probably my right foot since that's normally my bass drum foot.

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As a drummer by trade <snip> If I'm sitting down, probably my right foot since that's normally my bass drum foot.

Interesting. I started out as a drummer as a kid, and played drums all the way through college in the jazz bands. But my "time-keeping" foot on drums is naturally the left (the hi-hat) - jazzers rely on that clicking on two and four, and the bass drum in jazz and rock is often syncopated.

And that's why I'll use my left if the strumming hand part is syncopated... on drums, both hands and the right foot are pretty independent, but the left foot is the clock :)

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As a drummer by trade <snip> If I'm sitting down, probably my right foot since that's normally my bass drum foot.

Interesting. I started out as a drummer as a kid, and played drums all the way through college in the jazz bands. But my "time-keeping" foot on drums is naturally the left (the hi-hat) - jazzers rely on that clicking on two and four, and the bass drum in jazz and rock is often syncopated.

And that's why I'll use my left if the strumming hand part is syncopated... on drums, both hands and the right foot are pretty independent, but the left foot is the clock :)
That is a very interesting perception and dead on, IMHO.

I think that's why I can use either foot depending on my posture.

Thanks for the insight!!!

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