17 May 2011

Lefty guitarists and their styles

Last time I talked about the different ways to play the guitar. Wouldn't it be great to show you a few examples of guitarists and their styles? I'll give you my favorites.

Babyface
First off. Babyface. A great producer and musician overall. He wrote some of the greatest RnB songs, including 'End of the Road' performed by BoyzIIMan and 'My my my' performed by Johnny Gill. In the following youtube vid we see him together with Eric Clapton on 'Change the world'. He plays a right handed guitar upside down. To me he manages to pull it off. But I wouldn't call his guitar play all to spectacular.




Mark Knopfler
You might have guessed it. I'm a bit of a Mark Knopfler fan. Keepin' it acoustic, I want to show you this version of 'Romeo and Juliet'. A great song. Wonderful fingerpicking. You'll see him playing the guitar right handed, although Mark himself is a lefty. I skipped to the song.



Kurt Cobain
A left handed guitarist playing a left handed guitar. Sounds quite simple right? Kurt Cobain, late singer of Nirvana. It's him and his band performing 'Come as you are'. A great live acoustic performance.

15 comments:

  1. Kurt Cobain takes the gold ;]

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  2. didn't recognize that he is a left player

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  3. The nirvana performance is great, I rarely notice if someone plays with their left or right hand!

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  4. Seem to be a lot, Kurt Cobain fans!

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  5. If i remember correctly, Knopfler wrote romeo and juliet especially for that steel guitar, and the sound is just amazing :)

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  6. ohh hes actually a lefty.. hmmmm

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  7. All hail Clapton!

    Listened to him live... Just amazing

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  8. Most of these guitarists are amazing.

    My least favourite guitarist there is Kurt Cobain, though he made up for it by being in an awesome band.

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  9. I really liked that babyface one... never heard of him before!

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  10. Paul McCartney is also left-handed. I'm Right handed myself, but playing the guitar left handed feels more comfortable for me. Strange isnt it?

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  11. Kurt Cobain is still one of my favourites. Yeah agree with the Rev, needed Jimi Hendrix

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