Jimi Hendrix’ Introductory Solo on “All Along the Watchtower”
This track is from Hendrix’ second album “Electric Ladyland”. The song was originally written by Bob Dylan but it was Hendrix’ version that made it famous. Dylan himself says he prefers Hendrix’ version and feels like he is doing a Jimi Hendrix cover every time he performs the song – even though it’s his own […]
Blues in E Kickstart Excercise
I will preface this lesson by saying that you should always beware of things that are too guitaristic or fretboard generated. Most times those devices tend to come off as nothing more than finger tricks. Music should always be about sound and not fingers. That said, these mirror shapes are indeed very guitaristic and a […]
To play a Blues in E, we’ll need to learn to switch between three chords – E7, A7 and B7. In this first installment we’ll look at E7 and A7 and get used to going back and forth between the two chords. Then we’ll set up a 4/4 rhythm and start to put them into […]
I call this lick the “Rock Steady” lick because I first learned it from into of the the Bad Company tune of that name. It sounds great with a slight bend on the first dyad (remember that a two note chord is properly called a dyad – a full chord requires at least 3 notes).