More Than Ambidextrous

Submitted by ub on Fri, 08/19/2022 - 09:26

Multidextrous people are able to use their right and left hands equally well. Unfortunately, few of us are naturally ambidextrous.

Are you one of those capable of being left-handed and right-handed people with equal ease? When referring to musicians, it indicates these persons have no marked preference for the use of the right or left hand.  

Right-handed, left-handed, or both. Even though an estimated ten percent of the world's population is left-handed, scientists have not definitely figured out why. Southpaw correspondent Rita Braver talks with some famous lefties including former President Bill Clinton, and World Series winning pitcher Sean Doolittle about functioning in a world dominated by the right-handed; and with researchers who think differences in brain structure between those who are left-handed and right-handed may have implications in the treatment of disease.

According to scientific studies, only about one percent of people worldwide are naturally ambidextrous, which equates to about 70,000,000 human beings out of the world's population of 7 billion.

The following performance took place in Barcelona during a tribute concert for the late and great Spanish Guitarist Paco De Lucía. The flamenco, classical, jazz superstar guitarist, and fabulous all-around musician (1947-2014)