Super Musicians

Apart from the general creativity of left-handers, the left-handed brain is at the centre of both the sense of rhythm and the perception of pitch, which helps to explain why so many successful composers and musicians are left-handed.
A lot of them are obvious, playing guitar left-handed or holding the microphone predominantly in their left hand, but some had to change hands at an early age because of the lack of left-handed instruments.

Super Musicians

  • Cole Porter
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • Paul McCartney
  • David Bowie
  • Kurt Cobain
  • Noel Gallagher
  • Bob Geldof
  • George Michael
  • Annie Lennox
  • Sting

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3 comments on “Super Musicians
  1. Pete Harrison says:

    Phil Collins, Ringo Star, Charlie Chaplin, Wingy Manone, Harpo Marx, Judy Garland, Slide Hampton, Narvin Kimball, Martina McBride, Elmer Bernstein, and a whole bunch of others.

  2. Iris says:

    Great list but Kurt Cobain was not left-handed. He purposely learned to play guitar like a lefty out of admiration for Jimmy Hendrix. That should be corrected.

  3. Chas KENNY says:

    You have missed out two musicians. Sir Charlie Chaplin was a comedian, but he famously played the violin left-handed in the film Limelight.

    Nicola Benedetti, the classical violinist, is also left-handed. However, she plays the violin right-handed. This was mentioned in the Sunday Express newspaper a few weeks ago.

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