Shred champion Michael Angelo Batio explained how being a left-handed musician playing right-handed guitar in right-handed position impacted his style, telling Troy Grady (transcribed by UG):
"I'm left-handed, Vinnie Moore is left-handed, Steve Morse... there's a lot of left-handed players that play right-handed.
"What I've noticed about all of us is that we're not known as tappers.
"When you think about that - [tapping] is a right-handed technique. So when I first started playing guitar, I was all legato, hammer-ons and pull-offs. It was all that kind of style, [late 10 Years After frontman] Alvin Lee style."
Way back in 2008, Michael told UG about the whole matter: "Playing guitar right-handed gave me the ability to do all this stuff because my left hand, the fret board hand, became the stronger hand.
"And it served me well really early on when I started playing shows at the age of 10, where I developed this whole show of playing over and under. But as I went on, I came to the realization that my right hand was very deficient.
"When I got to 14 years of age, it suddenly dawned on me that I had this super-fast left hand but my right hand just sucked. So I spent two years developing my picking technique, with strict alternate picking. Literally, I'd play hour after hour to get my right hand to equal the left hand."