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Jimi: All Is By My Side, & Hendrix's Most Iconic Guitar Riffs

Posted by Matt Knight
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Topics: rock icons, 60s music, Jimi Hendrix

Rock Guitar Heroes: Jimi Hendrix

Posted by Nick Wells

Jimi Hendrix (1942–70) remains the most innovative and influential rock guitarist in the world. He changed the way the guitar was played, transforming its possibilities and its image. Other guitarists had toyed with feedback and distortion but Hendrix turned these and other effects into a controlled, personalized sound that generations of guitarists since have emulated and embellished.

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Topics: rock icons, 60s music, Jimi Hendrix

Play Guitar Made Easy: Left Hand Technique 01 (Videos)

Posted by Jake Jackson

To play guitar well you have to play it every day. According to one of Jimi Hendrix’s girlfriends (Monika Dannemann I think) in the late '60s he used to walk around their Chelsea flat with the guitar strapped to him, all the time, making breakfast, drinking vodka, watching TV – the guitar became part of his body.

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Topics: Jimi Hendrix, how to play guitar

Classic Rock Bands: Left-Handed Guitarists

Posted by Matt Knight

There are many talented guitarists across the world who soothe our ears with their music, and a surprising number of these famed artists play their music 'left-handed' – i.e. picking and strumming with their left hand. This probably sounds like a huge endeavour for any right-handed player – indeed it's not too long ago that left-handed guitar playing was even heard of – but, little did you know, there are many big-name pioneers for whom playing with their left hand was and is far more natural.

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Topics: rock icons, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, Kurt Cobain

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