I've just joined the forum, though I must admit to having lurked expectantly around here for a few months while I was waiting for my gurdy to be made!
Now I have it, and am starting to make noises on it that don't sound too much like a strangled cat, I thought it was time to step out of the shadows.
One question I have for you all to begin with... I got myself the Neil Brook tutor DVD and am busy trying to get the hang of trompette work. At what stage should I consider getting my left hand involved, or is it best to stick to learning how to turn the handle properly for the first few weeks?