Good resources to learn Hendrix guitar style?

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  1. achar073

    achar073 Strat-Talk Member

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    Looking for any courses or books to help me learn signature licks and general things about his playing style, gear, etc. I'm a pretty experienced player (around 25 years) and have a good assortment of gear so pretty much anything is fair game. I know some Hendrix songs already (or bits and pieces) so more of a deep dive into his playing would be helpful for me.

    I could just learn songs but sometimes it's fun to see what else is out there. Would prefer a video course I could find online if possible but really open to anything.
     
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    Cerb Anti conformist reformist

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    Dave Simpson. His videos are the best and most comprehensive I've found.

    This is the first of a 4 part series, all in all 150 minutes.

     
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    Baelzebub Most Honored Senior Member

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    Thanks for this. I like his approach both to the material and instruction. Good vid.
     
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    Stratomike Strat-Talker

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    Papastache has lots of free and paid content - awesome dude (in the videos at least ;)), amazing groove and super helpful tips!

     
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    Stratafied Most Honored Senior Member

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    Check out his channel, he’s one of the best.
     
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    Feodor Strat-Talk Member

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    Hello there!

    I made a video exactly about the Double Stops concept which is/was commonly used by such guitar players as Hendrix, SRV, John Mayer, among others.



    Hope it helps you and I would definitely love to have your feedback! :)

    Cheers,
    Feodor
     
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    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    Jimi Hendrix albums.
     
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    henderman Most Honored Senior Member

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    a decades old book called jimi hendrix note for note by richard daniels
     
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    little_wing142 Senior Stratmaster

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    @Electgumbo is our resident Hendrix expert and a killer player too. Maybe he has some suggestions. Don't believe me, check out some of his videos.
     
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    I have copies of backing tracks that are supposed to be mixed down from the original tapes.
    Here is the liner notes that came with them.
    (I'd be willing to share them but I'm not sure how)


    About the tracks: These recordings were taken from the original masters.
    The lead guitar track has been mix out at the track level on the sound console.
    The guitars were not removed by post-electronic means.
    What you hear is what the band heard when they pulled down Jimi's guitar slider on the console.
    The band played together live in the studio, and any guitars that you may hear are the result of
    bleed through the vocal, bass, and drum mics.

    • PURPLE HAZE - Key: E Major
    Guitar Bleed is heard through drum and bass mics, is below 1 %.
    You can finally hear Jimi's Ooohs and Ahh's.

    • SPANISH CASTLE MAGIC - Key: Ellat Major - Y, step Down
    Intro Chords are heard from the 2nd Guitar. Very Loud Clav piano.
    Guitars bleed is below 1%. Simply incredible

    • WIND CRIES MARY - Key: Fmajor
    Incredible Vocals, Historic Bass Tone, Guitar Bleed is below 1%

    • WAIT TILL TOMORROW - Key: Aflat Major - Y, Step Down
    First chord slams, then the bleed is above 1 % due to the laid back drums, but gone when band kicks in.
    Hendrix' Rap is classic. Background vocals are a Gas

    • FOXEY LADY - Key: Fsharp Minor
    Rhythm Guitar Bleed is below 1 %. This was a two guitar track recording, so the lead track is out
    and there is no bleed Killer Bass

    • AXIS BOLD AS LOVE - Key: Aflat Major - Y, Step Down
    Probably contains the loudest guitar track out of this collection.
    Recording of this epic song was very open, and when you now hear it, you can understand why.

    • CROSSTOWN TRAFFIC - Key: Csharp Major - Y, Step Down
    What you hear on this track is not a guitar, but a Kazoo that Jimi played to emulate a second guitar
    doing harmonies.

    • FIRE - D Minor
    This track is the cleanest of the bunch, which leads to believe that the drums and bass were recorded
    alone, or that Jimi's amp was in an isolation booth.

    • FREEDOM - C Major
    Again here is the obvious use of a cleaner recording style, as there is no guitar bleed whatsoever
    when that track was pulled out. Nice clav work that you can now hear.
    Also check out the double track vocals by Jim/.

    • MACHINE GUN - D Minor - Y, Step Down
    The new recording style pays off here also as the guitar tracks again have no bleed.
    There is an extensive count-in click.

    • POWER TO LOVE - B Minor - Y, Step Down
    The later recording style again, this cut is taken from a studio version of the song.
    Guitar bleed non-existent. You can now hear the heart of the 2nd stage rhythm section

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    Jimi Hendrix
    Original Studio Backup Tracks
    All guitar tracks have been mixed out of these recordings.
    All from the original studio tracks.
    See liner notes for track information
    1. Purple Haze (02:56)
    2. Spanish Castle Magic (03:12)
    3. The Wind Cries Mary (03:28)
    4. Wait Till Tomorrow (03:28)
    5. Foxey Lady (03:16)
    6. Axis Bold As Love (04:16)
    7. Crosstown Traffic (02: 19)
    8. Fire (02:41)
    9. Freedom (03:30)
    10. Machine Gun (12:31)
    11. Power to Love (07:30)
     
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    Any video or book by Andy Aledort well be damn near perfect. He has a ton of videos under his name and Guitar World and Truefire lessons. You maybe able to find some of his DVD’s on Amazon. Andy maybe the #1 authority on Jimi’s playing and gear.

    Enrique Casal is another favorite... he lives in Spain or France and never speaks but he puts the camera on his hands and guitar neck so you can see what he’s doing. He has Jimi’s style down cold every thing he does sounds correct. He shows different thumb over chords and little finger trills... how he sets his amps and pedals... when he does Hendrix he only plays flipped over Strats which really nail the proper tone.... I love the guy!!!

    Ok YouTube look up Guitar Force.... don’t know the guys name but he does in-depth videos of songs... this might be what you want....

    Good Luck and Peace!

    @little_wing142
    Thanks for the kind words and vote of confidence :thumb:
     
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    I bought a book, try to learn a few bars at a time. Then piece it together.

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    I remember that book. I had his other book "The Heavy Guitar Bible" back in the '80s. It started me on my journey.
     
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    henderman Most Honored Senior Member

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    i think he has a book on blues guitar also.

    i usually had trouble learning from books but his jimi hendrix book was easy to work with, i was given one in the 80's and still have it.
     
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    Look at how he has his pickups set in this video. Watch his switching.
    Notice where he picks the strings.




    Get yourself a reverse angled pickguard (I got a tort version for $10 off Amazon)
    Move the volume pot to the first tone pot hole and go with master tone. That enables you to pick the strings from saddles to neck and get the varied tones Hendrix got above. Notice in the video how often his hand would otherwise hit a conventional volume knob.

    Then rolling back the fuzz pedal for a cleaner tone that changes with pick attack.


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    My favorite answer.
     
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