Jun 25, 2009

344. The lefties

I have always had an admiration for left handed guitarists. I started learning guitar when i was in class 3. I was 7 years old then. I am right handed. But i always used to dream about playing the guitar in left handed position. My dream never came true. I did my first ever guitar concert when I was 8 years old.Left handed guitarists have always had the centre stage. My first inspiration was Jimi Hendrix. His native American style of riffing blues along with jazz is a feet that was never achieved by anyone in the string industry.

Another left handed guitarist who had my attention was Kurt Kobain. The nirvana stringster is one of the all time great songwriters in history. He had a very short life.His punk rock style of plucking the guitar sure was a complete contrast to his rough stoned external looks.


How could one write a post on music without Beatles in it. Beatles is my all time favorite secular band. They were the innovators of all genres of music. John Lennon had the voice that any man would always dream of. But Paul McCartney was the heart-throb, not just because of his looks and his skills with the bass guitar but also because of the fact, that he was a leftie.

If there is one name that comes into my mind when i think about surf-stringing, it has to be Dick Dale.In the sixties,he introduced single-note staccato technique which is now very popular among death-metal bands

There is a new left handed guitarist in the block. He will make it big one day. He is now 4 years old. He doesn't play any chords nor does he riff along with the strings;but he sure knows how to use the guitar. He is my nephew Jeremy. He will soon start taking guitar classes. But his interest for the six-stringed instrument is so great that he is already performing in the dining room, hall and bedroom.Check one of his home performances here.It is a one minute video.It wont take much time for you to view the video. So please view the video before commenting on this post.

To view Chronicwriter's first on-stage performance (20 years ago),click here[link]

-Chronicwriter

74 comments:

  1. Chriz,

    Will check out the video on my non-official comp! lol. Frankly, I am a music-illiterate and cannot comment on it. But I hope Jeremy makes it big one day! :)

    And good to have you back. Have a lovely day!

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  2. and konjam namma blog pakkam vandheenga naa - if you find time - nallaarukkum! :)

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  3. haha...Really nice for a 4 year old ..must say...

    Yeah lefties do have an advantage ..I did try my sister's guitar once ...Broke a few strings and then broke a few bones too :((

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  4. that was a good performance....
    so are u planning to give him further guitar lessons?
    i like the backdrop of the video though...dim lights n all that:)

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  5. Absolutely adorable!!! I never knew this song could be played without a single chord, would try that out :P Wishing him luck.

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  6. hahahahaha that was the most adorable left hand guitar performance ever... :) he plays better than u btw...

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  7. Wah wah!

    What a talent at such a young age :D

    nice :)

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  8. thats great.....i wish him all the best and bless him that he will become a great guitarist in future.....i think he sings well......

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  9. hii

    nice post :)
    very informative

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  10. I dont really know abt all the bans you just talked abt excpet i have 'heard' of beatles! *bows her head down in shame*

    But yes abt jeremy's performance..it made me smile wide for some reason..!!!
    very very cute and innocent..
    :))

    and i could not find you on facebook..i tried chronicwriter and chronic writer..
    my screen name is prachi.bansal..add me.

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  11. Nice! Another Kurt Cobain in the making :). Teach him the riffs Chriz.

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  12. awww... Jeremy is too cute! :-) be sure to encourage his talent!

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  13. Awwwww so cute! Especially from 0:35-0:40 :P

    Jeremy is on his way to make it big :) All the best to him!

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  14. I alwys used to think that it's impossible for someone to playu the guitar from the hand ,,,becoz it the strings wud be reversed ...but then some1 told me that there are special guitars for the left handed people too :)

    Kurt Cobin was the first guitarist I noticed, who was a lefty :) And no need to mention that i have been smitten by his style !

    Ur nephew seems to make it big one day :)

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  15. Awww that was really so cute!
    i wish ur nephew all the best for making it big one day :-)

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  16. JEREMY i love you baby.... you are lOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT more better than your uncle :) miles to go.. all the best JERRY :) (my new nickname for JEREMY)

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  17. couldnt see the video from office pc:(

    but yes agree, of all the band members, after the vocalist, it's the man with guitar who is loved by public:))

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  18. yeah Chriz bro..i too agree...am ambidextrous and find it most of the stuff that i do with left hand as gooood! like batting, bowling.....anyways i'll try my hand at guitar and let yu know, but yu ought to wait some time for me to learn :)Thanks for visitin my blog...kalakitinga
    Hary

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  19. There is some prob with my server..The video doesn seem to load. I will chck out soon:) And you are true about The Beatles. Anytime, anyday!
    :)

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  20. He looks sooo cute. You are giving him lessons?

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  21. Okie.. I am PRAISING, LOVING AND SERVING HIM for havin let me read this post... LOl.. Jer is a sweetheart... Hope to c albums comin out some day!!! :)

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  22. I AM A LEFTIE!!! (Does a litle jinga lala dance) But never played the guitar.

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  23. hey Jeremy is wonderful guitarist yaa and look how cutely he's playing the guitar with his left hand.....yeah i'm sure he'll make it big one day!!! And those cute lil words coming from his mouth r adorable!

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  24. talent runs in ur family dude

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  25. **CLAPS** Bravo...thats a gr8 performance...I bet he will make his uncle proud with his guitar skills :)

    I heard that its difficult to find lefty guitars

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  26. I think he just woke up Jolena from her sleep, I was surprised that she didnt sig during her guest apearance.

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  27. oooo! very nice !! is he inspired by you ?? awesome !

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  28. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww ... so adorable he is !!!! And so very talented .... Best wishes to him for growing into an amazing left handed guitarist :)

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  29. Hey chrizzzzzzzz,
    That was really cute. I see that u are the biggest fanatic of ur niece and nephew. Nice.

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  30. He's a performer.. In line with the greats... :)

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  31. Ahem! Ahem!!!

    No comments!!!

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  32. subhanallah, gr8

    i too wanna learn guitar but i am nowhere near hmm

    nice


    and where are you, why arent you at my blog, and why is there no reply to my mails????


    reply ok


    take care and keep writing......

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  33. awww he is so cute... :) u sure r a very proud and sweet uncle :)lucky kidss i must say

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  34. i really hope ur nephew...joins the list of guitargods some day!!!

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  35. I understood what Jeremy sang. Word to word! I dint understand one word of what you sang, except for Oh Judy!!! He's just 4 and you were 8... LOLzzz

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  36. You have already lost ur blog to jolena..
    Now jeremy has stolen ur guitar from u with his skills..
    Its time for u to retire :D

    BTW, Loved that feature on leftie guitarists...some of my favs there :D

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  37. Whoa!!! You mentioned almost all of my favourite guitarists!!! Kurt Cobain, Hendrix, Mc. Cartney...I like, I like!!!

    And now there is an addition to it!! JEREMY!!!!

    Good job Jeremy!!!! *applause applause* :)

    Cheers

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  38. Go jump somewhere ... He is better than you :P Cute lil guy!

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  39. i liked the post...mast knowledge hai tumhare paas. baap re :O loads of stuff went for a bouncer, i admit...
    and the video is mast. he is too cute...loved it :D

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  40. Aah finally no romantic angles in this post!!
    A guitar is an ultimate chick-magnet it seems these days..this guy will get many in the future ;)

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  41. Great going Jeremy!!

    Keep singing.. :)
    maybe we shall have a video of baby Jolena singing someday

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  42. :)

    Nice performance Chriz....

    hmhm.. I hav always wanted 2 learn guitar. :(

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  43. How adorable Chriz ! I also checked out the video where Jolena prays. They r the cutest kids I have seen !!!!

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  44. Sweet voice... Will becum a rockstar for sure. Post packed wid lots of info... Interestin!!! Jus loved it

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  45. Kurt had to be a lefty cos Im righty, and we didnt want both of us to be lefties when we were together :):) Im such a Kurt-lover!

    Keshi.

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  46. smiles... Jeremy has a lovely voice and yes he will make it big one day...

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  47. Chriz,

    "Praise Him" was the prayer song in my primary school. Memories!1

    Jeremy will go places. God Bless.

    And MJ is dead! Sad.

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  48. Jeremy - God bless ur innocence n may u keep strumming n singing forever, sweetie!

    Chriz, u seem to be really occupied with someone!

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  49. such a cute voice Jeremy has got.. hehe but it seemed lyk he lost all his energy at the end of the song :P

    I used to sing this too :P I actually forgot :P

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  50. cool..the kid really sings well,(if not the strings :D)..
    but i couldnt swallow 3/4th of the post..music illiterate you see :D

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  51. I think he has all the likes of the next Jimmy Hendrix Chirz !

    Plus I have a feeling he's gonna be popular with the females unlike his uncle. ( No offense!)

    :P

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  52. Your nephew is really good... little kids are so talented these days.

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  53. aww... he is cute kiddo and atleast he is much much better than me with the guitar and the singing... :)

    BTW, the guitar looks awesome too.. .is tht ur guitar?

    hehe... I see Jolena come in... :)

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  54. Kurt and jim morrison(the doors) are my all time idols. I am a big fan of Nirvana.

    Your nephew has a future, train him uncle. Nice post:))))))))

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  55. Bro...wat a coincidence,..jus now i bought a Guitar for my cousin-for his birthday!!!! Sema coincidence...

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  56. He is cute and hope he plays better than u :P

    By the way who is he?

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  57. leftiees are more creative i heard somewhere...seems true

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  58. an error occurred while playing this video.. every time i tried playing this video.. this msg came :((

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  59. it played now!!

    The kid has signs of his godfather in guitar playing ;)and singing as well

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  60. Hugs for Jeremy... Wonderful performance, there :)

    Have a great weekend both of you :)

    Cheers!!!

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  61. I haven't been to blogland for a month. I missed readig your stuff. Hendrix and Santans are my two favorite all time guitarists.

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  62. Chriz

    Chk out my latest if you find time. There is something "small" for you there bro!

    Cheers

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  63. I watched the video thrice and my four year old niece Maahi watched along. She was awestruck. I think she has a thing for Jeremy :)

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  64. i am one of his die-hard fans from now onwards. :)

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  65. Cool...Wonder boy Jeremey...Is surely gifted!!!

    keep it up

    http://ektakhetan.blogspot.com

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  66. Ek mein guitar bajati hoon...log kehte hai..band karo karo...

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  67. That boy has future rockstar written all over him - absolutely adorable, pitchy notes & all. :)

    I'm actually left-handed, and it's such a rarity to see other Indians that are. Can't tell you the number of times I've been stared at for being a leftie - whether it's when I'm filling out a form at an Indian domestic airport, playing tennis, or eating. It can get a bit strange at times. Though they do say that lefties are innately creative, hence your nephew. :)

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  68. Mannnnnnnnnn!!!!!

    Plssss wd u tell Jeremy he's gt a fan!!! lol....n o yea! Gues wt?! I'm tryn 2 learn guitar myself...n i think he does better thn me :P...

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  69. he sings really well and love the way he played the guitar.

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  70. I wanna learn Guitar+singing from Jeremy...i know its not easy, but I wanna try...
    let me know when admissions open! :D

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