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Learn Jimi Hendrix's "Skipping the Root" Chord Trick

Awhile back, the gang over at Texas Blues Alley released a lesson video covering a neat chord trick.

In the video, Texas Blues Alley's Anthony Stauffer demonstrates a cool chord embellishment that Jimi Hendrix played in his song, "Bold As Love." Hendrix was able to create a feeling of movement when he played rhythm, and this lesson shows how he did that by skipping the root of a  chord, jumping straight to the embellishment, then landing on the root  of the following chord.

You can check out the informative video above. 

Once you're done, be sure to check out Texas Blues Alley’s YouTube page for more great lessons.

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