Should You Learn to Play Right or Left Handed Guitar?

Right handed or left handed guitar

If you are a lefty and thinking of taking up playing the guitar, should you play right or left handed? Hopefully this article will help you answer this tricky question! A lot of right handed players would say go right handed, but how would they know what is best for…

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7 of the best Left Handed Folk Guitarists

The Gipsy Kings

In this article we highlight 7 of the very best left handed folk guitarists in the world. Cesar Rosas Cesar Rosas is one-half of the legendary group Los Lobos’, and is known as one of the great left-handed guitarists to grace the music scene. Los Lobos’ (Spanish for “the Wolves”)…

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18 musicians who died in 2016

18 musicians who died in 2016

2016 the year the music died! As 2016 comes to an end, I look back at some of the musicians we have lost over the last 13 months. I have done 13 months rather than just 2016 so Rock God Lemmy can be included. 28 December 2015: Lemmy Lemmy (Ian…

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Blues Guitar: Getting Started

Blues Guitarists

If you’ve been seriously thinking about learning how to play blues guitar, like Buddy Guy, BB King or Albert King remember, learning to play the blues guitar is cool but it involves hours of practice, practice and more practice. Lots of people who are in love with the blues guitar…

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The History of Blues Guitar

Blues Guitarists

Blues Guitar: History The Blues is a genre of music originated by African Americans in the Deep South of the United States, including Mississippi, around the end of the 19th century. It developed from roots in slave songs and incorporated spirituals, work songs, field hollers, shouts, chants and ballads. In…

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RIP Prince Rogers Nelson – 1958 to 2016

Prince Rogers Nelson was born June 7, 1958, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Mattie Della Nelson (née Shaw; 1933–2002) and John Lewis Nelson (1916–2001). Prince used many aliases including Jamie Starr, Alexander Nevermind, Joey Coco, The Artist Formerly Known as Prince and of course . The Early Years Prince’s father John…

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RIP Merle Haggard – Outlaw Country Icon, 1937-2016

Merle’s story is one of legend. Rags to riches, prison to fame.   Merle Ronald Haggard (April 6, 1937 – April 6, 2016), was the outlaw-country icon who rose from a life of poverty and imprisonment to become one of America’s most influential artists. Haggard was a singer, songwriter, guitarist and…

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10 Great Left Handed Guitarists

So uncommon is the lefty guitarist, that you can’t help but be taken aback at the sight of a guitarist playing his instrument in left-hand fashion.  The fact is, however, southpaw six-stringers occupy several high spots on the list of all-time guitar greats. The 10 below rank among the best.…

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