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How to play guitar like Jimi Hendrix

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Posted 2013-04-24T17:33:04.0Z (edited 2013-12-06T21:23:16.0Z) by Jeff E13,406
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Jimi Hendrix had a uniquely powerful approach to the guitar that masterfully incorporated both "lead" and "rhythm" guitar into a single idea that beautifully illustrates that there is no genuine distinction between "lead" and "rhythm" guitar, just great guitar playing. 

 Post your favorite lessons you've found on playing like Hendrix here. 

 

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Reply — Posted 2013-04-24T17:45:40.0Z (edited 2013-09-25T22:12:20.0Z)
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Jeff E13,406
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Jimi Hendrix has so many great songs. The intro to Little Wing perfectly illustrates Hendrix's ability to perfectly blend chords, double stops and single note lines into one coherent whole. Here's a collection of great video lessons on Little Wing.

http://www.musiclessons.com/youtube/share.cfm?v=XTgpcl5LsN4%2CgVutVTbKUu8%2CCzfDMAkQvqY%2CHQsE9hiDVm0&t=Heres%20a%20compilation%20of%20guitar%20lessons%20on%20Jimi%20Hendrix%20Little%20Wing

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  • Great lesson on such a classic tune. Every guitar player should learn Little Wing!JP 2013-04-24T18:22:22.0Z
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  • The Stevie Ray Vaughn version of Little Wing is better than the original!JP 2013-05-27T17:29:35.0Z
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Reply — Posted 2013-04-24T20:30:07.0Z
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Ghost R1,526
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Love the Hendrix....

we should probably start a thread on Curtis Mayfield to really get into the roots of the Hendrix rhythm guitar style. Heres a short compilation of General Jimi Hendrix technique:

http://www.musiclessons.com/youtube/share.cfm?v=5uHNsoGopOo%2Co4jbCDfSXS0%2C5wuYi9pZ6WI%2Ca8t3jHgfu8w&t=Here's%20a%20collection%20of%20video%20lessons%20that%20concentrate%20on%20Jimi%20Hendrix%20style

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  • Yeah, we should look at the roots of the Hendrix style. Who else would we include? Curtis Mayfield....Buddy Guy......Jeff E 2013-04-24T20:41:29.0Z
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Reply — Posted 2013-04-24T20:37:52.0Z (edited 2013-09-25T18:46:37.0Z)
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Jefe1,498
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I don't want to cause too much controversy, but some one has to bring it up eventually. The Jimi video is edited a bit strangely, but the version is great..

Stevie Ray Vaughan or Jimi Hendrix?

http://www.musiclessons.com/youtube/share.cfm?v=-pO6yg9KBGU%2CyrR60SKUCS0&t=Stevie%20Ray%20Vaughan%20VS.%20Jimi%20Hendrix

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  • Don't know if that's fair. Stevie is standing on the shoulders of a giant.Jeff E 2013-04-24T20:39:43.0Z
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  • True, but wow Stevie has power.Jefe 2013-04-24T20:46:57.0Z
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  • That's like saying what's better? A macintosh apple or cup of apple cider! It depends on the day, doesn't it?JP 2013-04-24T20:50:45.0Z
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  • Apple cider....as long as it's real cider.Jefe 2013-04-24T20:51:51.0Z
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Reply — Posted 2013-04-24T22:07:28.0Z
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Jeff E13,406
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Here's another Hendrix tune that uses that Curtis Mayfield rhythm guitar style..

http://www.musiclessons.com/youtube/share.cfm?v=vDztMndD28k%2Cd_dnQVgeRDQ%2CjEd-eyWCfi0&t=Here's%20some%20examples%20of%20Castles%20made%20of%20sand%20-%20Jimi%20Hendrix

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  • Castles Made of Sand is one of my favorite tunes! Thanks for the compilation!JP 2013-05-27T16:56:59.0Z
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  • By the way, I think the 3rd video is the best.JP 2013-05-27T17:09:34.0Z
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Reply — Posted 2013-05-26T06:26:17.0Z (edited 2013-05-26T07:03:09.0Z)
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Dr.WuHoo1,250
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Please don't try to play guitar like Jimi Hendrix. Learn from and apply his magic to your own sound. BB King said copy someone else is plain like a cheese Pizza, everyone will eat it but it can't get really good till you put your own toppings on it.

Like this...

http://youtu.be/oI8dRk5QuJE

or mind blowing like this....

http://youtu.be/tzJMCrBg8MU

and here is some friends at EMP today during folklife.... I guess its been over 40 years since Hendrix so it must be folk music or at least old folks music...

http://youtu.be/LDZ2E6bK6cU

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  • Who is that?Jefe 2013-09-24T21:35:53.0Z
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  • Freinds Shawn Divine and Darren Loucus. I have known Shawn for a long time. He used to live with Chauncey... Met Darren through Shawn back when I was living in Port Townsend. Shawn plays harp on the Tribal Trauma album we are working on.Dr.WuHoo 2013-09-25T04:47:02.0Z
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  • Ratifish Bone played with them a bunch. They have a blues band called the Jelly Rollers.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0KBmIK0amADr.WuHoo 2013-09-25T04:55:59.0Z
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Reply — Posted 2013-09-25T14:53:08.0Z
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Jefe1,498
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This is a clip from the Dick Cavett show...check out Jimi with the Gibson SG. (It's pretty out of tune by the end)  Not an earth shattering performance, but it's cool to see Jimi in a low key setting. 

http://www.musiclessons.com/youtube/share.cfm?v=zElAYXooppM&t=Jimi%20Hendrix%20Experience%20Live%2CMitch%20Mitchell.%22Isabella%22%20%22Machine%20Gun%22(The%20Dick%20Cavett%20Show%201969)

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  • Wow, that is an amazing video, and it's funny seeing "James" play an SG. One of the most overlooked skills of a lead player is rhythm, and this video shows you what a master of rhythm Jimi Hendrix was, which was not only a launching pad for his leads, but also added quite a bit of texture within the leads themselves.JP 2013-09-25T15:11:19.0Z
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  • He does not want to be there.Dr.WuHoo 2013-09-26T04:04:57.0Z
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Reply — Posted 2013-11-05T19:24:56.0Z
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Jeff E13,406
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THE Jimi Vid...

https://www.musiclessons.com/youtube/share.cfm?v=wt3cYpFLJiM&t=Jimi%20Hendrix%20Star%20Spangled%20Banner%20Woodstock%201969

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Reply — Posted 2014-01-30T18:54:24.0Z
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Steve M741
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http://www.musiclessons.com/youtube/share.cfm?v=fYEttnuZez0&t=Jimi%20Hendrix%20-%20The%20Last%2024%20Hours

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