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Deconstructing Jimi Hendrix’s “Manic Depression” Riff

“Manic Depression” is one of several original stand-out tracks on Are You Experienced, the 1967 debut album by the Jimi Hendrix Experience.The song is built on an ascending riff that move along relentlessly using major arpeggios and chromatic runs. It’s also performed in a triple meter, making it, in essence, a hard-rocking waltz.In this Riff Deconstruction, Sean Daniel digs into the “Manic... …

The Secrets of Jimi Hendrix's Guitar Setup: Interview with Roger Mayer

Nobody knows the ins and outs of Jimi Hendrix's guitar sound like Roger Mayer.Mayer had already worked with Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck and produced a number of different fuzz boxes by the time he met Hendrix at a gig at the Bag Of Nails pub in London. The two hit it off and Mayer showed Hendrix his Octavia, a unit that added an octave overtone to the original note. Hendrix loved the sound and... …

The Top 30 12-String Guitar Songs of All Time

When considering the choices for this list, we realized it wasn't as easy a task as we initially thought.What makes for a great 12-string guitar song as opposed to a great song that just happens to have a 12-string guitar somewhere on it? Let's face it, if Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" had a ukulele on it, it would immediately be in the running for Greatest Ukulele Song of All Time.That... …

Brad Tolinski Discusses Jimi Hendrix's Days As a Sideman

Dagger Records has released Curtis Knight: Live at George’s Club 20 1965 & 1966 on CD, and a double vinyl LP version will be available for Record Store Day (April 21).Never officially released in the U.S. before, these recordings showcase Jimi Hendrix's explosive guitar work and lead vocal performances that Animals bassist Chas Chandler witnessed less than a year before becoming his manager and... …

How to Play Jazzy Jimi Hendrix Chords

As guitarists, many of us are fans of the late, great Jimi Hendrix, who has influenced players in all genres of music, including jazz.While Hendrix left a legacy as one of the greatest rock improvisers of all time, he also left his stamp on the harmonic side of the instrument, including a chord that bears his name.Taken from the song “Purple Haze,” and spelling out an E7#9 voicing, this chord... …

Learning Triads from Jimi Hendrix

It’s great to learn some new chords or concepts, but sometimes it’s difficult to know how to use them into your work.In this video, Tyler shows how to implement Jimi Hendrix–style triads into your guitar playing using what he calls “one of the greatest chord progressions ever written” from Hendrix’s “Little Wing.” And he takes you through each step of the process.Tyler identifies four steps:1.... …

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