PSYCHOLOGIST SUGGESTS AMBIDEXTERITY KEY TO THE GENIUS OF JIMI HENDRIX

The Guardian

Psychologist Stephen Christman argues that Hendrix’s ambidexterity was the secret to his talent and informed not just his guitar-playing but his lyrics too. According to Christman, who is based at the University of Toledo, Hendrix was not strictly left-handed. Although he played his right-handed guitar upside down, and used his left hand to throw, comb his hair and hold cigarettes; Hendrix wrote, ate and held the telephone with his right hand. He was, Christman argues, “mixed-right-handed”. And this mixed-handedness, signaled better interaction between the left and right hemispheres of the guitarist’s brain and suffused every part of his music. To read the full article, follow the above link.

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