Guitars Are For Girls!

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So you think that guitars are just for boys? Think again. In the last 100 years female guitar players have rocked just as hard as their male counterparts. Guitar players like Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Maybelle Carter opened the door for ladies such as Nancy Wilson of the band Heart, and Joni Mitchell. The ladies below are currently picking up the reins as they grace stages across the world. Happy Mom Music offers group guitar classes for girls and boys.

Taylor Swift started playing guitar at the age of 12. Check out her solo performance of Wildest Dreams.

Juliana Vieira, a teenage, Brazilian, Youtube sensation has hundreds of thousands of followers from around the globe. In this video she plays both lead and rhythm guitar on the Guns and Roses hit Welcome to the Jungle.

Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes began playing guitar as a child and began writing songs by the age of 13. The song Hold On was voted the best song of 2012 by Rolling Stone Magazine.

Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker of Sleater-Kinney were a major part of the 1990’s Riot Grrrl movement. Brownstein is also an actress and, and can be seen in the popular TV series, Portlandia. Their song Dig Me Out was released on their album of the same name which has been listed by Spin Magazine as one of the the greatest albums of all time.

Tina S., a French, guitar YouTube star began playing at age 6. MTV has called her a “guitar goddess” and her cover of Van Halen’s Eruption has over 13 million views.

Orianthi, an Australian singer- songwriter, and guitarist has played with Michael Jackson, Alice Cooper, and was listed as one of the “Top 12 Greatest Female Electric Guitarists” by Elle Magazine. Here, she is covering Voodoo Child originally by Jimi Hendrix.

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