#1
hey guys
I'm doing a show next month and I'm playing the wind cries mary by hendrix and I don't wanna play everything the exact way hendrix did so I was wondering if anyone knew wat key the song is in and possibly wat scale is used for the solo
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#2
I believe It is in F Major.
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#3
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hey guys
I'm doing a show next month and I'm playing the wind cries mary by hendrix and I don't wanna play everything the exact way hendrix did so I was wondering if anyone knew wat key the song is in and possibly wat scale is used for the solo


i garuntee the song is in c or f it doesnt matter really they both sound good

i would go with F major
#4
surely if you're good enough to play the song and re-arrange it you should have enough knowledge of theory to work it out, be it from listening or just the tab?

Seeing as the main verse chord sequence is C Bb F i doubt it is in C major since that has no Bb. It is in F major and is a incredibly simple V IV I progression. The solo sticks to the F major pentatonic - except for 1 bar, which is played over a Db chord and draw from notes outside the F major pent.

The chord progression under the solo is a bit tricky to work out, since many chords are not played fully by the rhythm guitar but are implied by the bass and lead lines. they seem to go I-bVII-IV-bIII for measure 1 to 6 (2 chords per measure) then drops back into a more familiar II-IV-bVI-I for the last 4 measures (1 chord per measure) . What to me is striking about this is despite a chord sequence that significantly deviates from the key (including bVII and bIII chords) he manages to keep the solo with in the F major pentatonic, which is what gives the solo such a good sound.
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