What Makes The Hendrix Sound Unique?
The Idea Behind The Hendrix Tone
In a similar way to Miles Davis, Jimi Hendrix revolutionized guitar playing. On the one hand, Jimi Hendrix was a product of the times. By this, I mean that guitar electronics and effect pedals were just hitting the market for the first time in history. Hendrix capitalized on this experience. He used feedback, distortion, tone, overdrive and wah differently from all of his contemporaries. In a sense, he manifested an expressive way of playing that is still imitated to this day.
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The lasting impact that Jimi Hendrix has made on the world of music has been considerable, yet many new fans may be surprised to discover just how limited the recordings, live performance and total body of work he left behind really are. Finding rare recording, video that captured the live performances and concert appearances that turned Jimi Hendrix into an icon as well as the history and biographical information that may provide you with a deeper appreciation for both the man and the artist can be an Read the rest of this entry »
1.) “The Star-Spangled Banner” from “Live at Woodstock”: This has long been considered one of the most controversial renditions of America’s national anthem. Noisy, ornate, dissonant and more than a little bizarre in the context of Hendrix’s performance at the first Woodstock Festival, it stands out in rock and roll history as a gigantic question mark. Music fans argue over whether it was a political statement intended to divide or unite, or if there is even a political implication at Read the rest of this entry »
Blues of the forties and fifties had a profound effect on the rock and pop music of the sixties, including guitar god Jimi Hendrix. As a child growing up in Seattle, Washington, blues music was one of the only outlets of music that black people were accepted by American society. When Hendrix was learning the guitar during his youth, he was not expected to appeal to listeners outside of his race.
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Sure you know a lot about Hendrix’s playing style from watching hours of old shows on your http://www.DirectTelevisionPackages.com music channels but did you know he was quite a lady’s man? Here are a few of the most interesting facts about Hendrix’s love for women:
He had a longtime girlfriend: Kathy Ethchingham, a British songwriter, was Hendrix’s most stable female companion if there was such a thing. They relationship was long and rocky and Hendrix was more than once sited for domestic violence during fits of jealousy.
He was promiscuous: It’s a well-known fact Jimi loved female companionship and he was known to request the company of any number of groupies after a show. He appeared to have no qualms cavorting with casual relationships while also engaged in more serious relationships on the side.
A woman turned him on to drugs: It’s been reported that Hendrix never took psychopropic drugs until the night he met Linda Keith. In later life, Hendrix’s love for drugs and alcohol would ultimately be his undoing and many historians have traced this back to Ms. Keith.
To say that Jimi Hendrix had a tremendous influence on the genre of rock and roll would be an understatement of epic proportions. Hendrix was a mesmerizing and innovative guitar player like no one had seen before. Arguably, you could make the case that no one ever to rise to his level since his untimely premature passing.
Hendrix had a means of playing the guitar that was loud and passionate but also controlled. He was able to truly hit Read the rest of this entry »
After Jimi Hendrix was discharged from the Army in 1961, he teamed up with a friend he met while he was in the service, Billy Cox. The two moved relocated to Clarksville, Tennessee. The two, had cultivated the musical interests, while they were in the service. They put together a small band, and started playing small gigs at very unknown small venues in and around Tennessee. When Hendrix felt that playing those gigs in Tennessee had run their course, he moved to New York City in 1962 to try his luck there. In 1964, Jimi Hendrix was invited Read the rest of this entry »
Jimi Hendrix was an American guitar player and song-writer. Today, he is still regarded as one of the greatest guitarists who ever lived. His career ended tragically right before his 28th birthday when he died of a drug overdose.
Janis Joplin was an American singer, painter and dancer. During her relatively short time alive, she had a very prolific career. During the height of Joplin’s career, she was referred to as the Queen of Rock and Roll. She died at the age of 27 from an overdose on heroin.
Jim Morrison was the lead singer of the popular band, “The Doors”. Read the rest of this entry »
The Jimi Hendrix Experience was a band that was formed in October 1966. The band has received serious recognition for helping in the development of the heavy metal and hard rock music we hear today. This band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992.
During the band’s four years together they released three albums. The debut album, Are You Experienced, released in May 1967 was well received. This album reached number two on Read the rest of this entry »