For most of the past five decades, British guitarist Eric Clapton has been at the forefront of blues/rock guitar playing. Though he has incorporated many different stylistic elements into his music during his long and very successful career, Clapton’s legacy was forged long ago on his brilliance as a virtuoso soloist, and he will long be remembered as one of the most important and influential guitarists ever.
In this series of videos, Guitar World's Andy Aledort explores the classic Jimi Hendrix track "Freedom," as heard on The Cry of Love. After discussing Hendrix's tuning, Andy jumps into the intro, the verses and the solos.
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A great place to start is the immortal “Hey Joe,” written by Billy Roberts in 1962 and recorded in the mid-'60s by many different bands, such as The Standells, The Surfaris, Love, The Byrds and, most notably, Jimi Hendrix.