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7 Great Left Handed Female Guitarists

7 Great Left Handed Female Guitarists

I know there are lots of great Left Handed Female Guitarists out there, but here we are just looking at 7 Great Left Handed Female Guitarists. Barbara Lynn (born Barbara Lynn Ozen, later Barbara Lynn Cumby, January 16, 1942) is an American rhythm and blues and electric blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. She is best known for her R&B chart-topping hit, “You’ll Lose a Good Thing” (1962). She was born in Beaumont, Texas and began performing in local clubs in Texas. Singer Joe Barry saw her and introduced her to producer Huey P. Meaux, who ran SugarHill Recording Studios and several record labels in New Orleans. Her first single, “You’ll Lose A Good Thing”, co-written by her and Meaux, was recorded at Cosimo Matassa’s J&M…
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Reviews of some Great online guitar lesson websites

Guitar players today are much luckier than when I was starting. Not only are there more great quality guitars cheaper than ever, but you can also find huge amounts of information, help and lessons on the web for every ability and style – some free and some paid. The problem is that there are almost too many guitar lessons to choose on the web. To add to the confusion, the quality varies hugely. Anyone with a guitar, a webcam, and a YouTube account can put up a so called lesson… but that doesn’t mean they are good or useful! As LeftiesGuitars helps left handed guitarists (actually any guitarist) make great guitar and gear choices, we thought we would review a selection of online guitar lessons….
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Left Handed Harp Guitar

Left Handed Harp Guitar

I have to admit that I only recently heard of the harp guitar via YouTube and a very talented man called Jamie Dupuis (Check out his YouTube Channel here). I should also admit that I can only find one maker of a left handed version and one player, but I love the sound these instruments make that I had to write this post. The word “harp” is used in reference to its harp-like unstopped open strings and so a harp guitar must have at least one unfretted string lying off the main fretboard, which is usually played as an open string. This family of guitars consists of several varieties of instrument configurations. With the most readily identified being the American harp guitars with either hollow arms,…
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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 a lefty?  If you hadn’t driven a Ferrari would you be qualified to give advice to on what it’s like to drive one?  Obviously not, and the same applies to the guitar! So hopefully this article will clear everything up……. Should You Play Guitar Left Handed or Right Handed? Only you can answer this question!  Don’t let anyone tell you that one way is better than another, try right handed and left handed guitars 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”) is a multiple Grammy Award–winning American rock band from East Los Angeles. Their music is influenced by rock and roll, Tex-Mex, country, zydeco, folk, R&B, blues, brown-eyed soul, and traditional music such as cumbia, boleros and norteños. They gained international stardom in 1987, when their cover of Ritchie Valens’ “La Bamba” topped the charts in the U.S., the UK and several other countries. Though his choice of guitar has changed over the years, he usually…
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REVIEW OF GUITARLESSONS.COM

http://www.guitarlessons.com/

Review of GuitarLessons.com FREE online guitar lessons. Nowadays, anybody who wants to learn how to play the guitar is basically faced with two options. You can choose between getting a private tutor and taking online guitar lessons. One reason why the second option is the most favored is because it`s cheaper and more convenient. In a lot of cases, the lessons are totally free. There are lots of online platforms for learning to play the guitar but today we are looking at guitarlessons.com. We shall discuss some of the major features of the site as well those that we think make it a great option. However, where necessary, we will also point out the downsides of using the site. It’s for everyone Guitarlessons.com is one…
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Review of Express Guitar…THE FAST, EASY, EFFECTIVE WAY TO LEARN GUITAR

Check out Express Guitar. To be honest Express Guitar is probably not one of the best guitar courses but for the price it’s not a bad choice. It consists of downloadable PDF books, audio MP3s and YouTube videos. I would say it is mainly for beginners but some more experienced players will find it useful as a refresher. The course is the work of Mike Hayes, a professional guitarist and instructor, who started playing for country dances, concerts and parties at the age of 13. Over the years he has shared the stage with many top international acts including rock guitarist Phil Emmanuel, jazz great George Golla and renowned Hawaiian guitarist Jerry Byrd. He also has a lot of experience as a tutor having begun teaching others in the late…
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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 are frequent listeners of some of the world’s most popular 12 bar blues like “Red House”, “Sweet Home Chicago” and many, many other blues songs that thrive on the striking appeal of the 12 bar blues form. What most people starting to learn to play the blues aren’t aware of is that there are three great blues forms – 8 bar blues, 12 bar blues and 16 bar blues. The most popular is 12 bar…
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Review of “Iron Man: My Journey through Heaven and Hell with Black Sabbath” Tony Iommi

Iron Man Front Cover

Iron Man: My Journey through Heaven and Hell with Black Sabbath Anthony Frank “Tony” Iommi was born 19 February 1948 and is an English songwriter, producer, left handed lead guitarist and founding member of the pioneering heavy metal band Black Sabbath. As left handed guitarists go, Tony Iommi is unique in more ways than one! Without him and Black Sabbath there may not have been heavy metal!  Also, while working in a factory as a teenager, he lost the tips of the middle and ring fingers of his right hand in an accident; an event which crucially affected his playing style – how many guitarists play with plastic fingertips? Only the one and only, Tony Iommi! This book is Tony’s story of his life (although…
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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 the early 1920’s and 1930’s, guitarists like Blind Lemon Jefferson, Son House, Robert Johnson, and Lonnie Johnson ruled the roost as the most influential performers. They used slides to play their music. These slides were usually made from knife blade or the broken or sawed off neck of any bottle were christened as bottle necked guitar. Rooted in African tradition, this became a fascinating aspect of the Blues guitar music that seemed mostly unaccompanied and…
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