#1
I am wanting to get into learning some hendrix but most of the tablature just seems impossible....

I want to know which song, without a doubt is going to be the easiest for someone with about 2.5 years of playing time, I want to start out easy and work through a few more challenging songs once I get the first one under my belt...

thanks for the time, hope this can be determined and one can be considered half way easy.

Is there a certain song that people learn first?
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i learned purple haze then voodoo child a little while later after around 2.5 years purple haze was pretty easy
#6
If I were you, I'd learn the overall techniques Hendrix employs. The tab looks difficult because he's using different chord structures and probably lead at the same time. Watch him play it, figure it out by ear or check out Youtube. I'd go for Hey Joe.
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#8
Honestly, I find Bold as love to be pretty simple if you figure out what chords he's playing. I've been playing as long as you, and it's not too bad so long as you know what shape he has on the board, save for a few hammer ons and pull offs.

If not Purple haze is pretty easy. And for the solo, Just have the gain way high and do random shit.
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If not Purple haze is pretty easy. And for the solo, Just have the gain way high and do random shit.


thats what hendrix did. lol

voodoo child is pretty easy.

what makes it easy is if you practice the song a lot.
memorize the positions and just practice the heck out of it.
pretty soon your fingers will find their way home to some trippy hendrix rock stuff.
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#12
Hey Joe is easy, at the end of the day it's just 5 chords.

Hendrix stuff can be as easy or as difficult as you want it to be - his entire style revolves around riffing on and around chord shapes.

If you just learn the chords then you've pretty much learned the song - from that point on you've got all the time in the world to work on adding in those little fills and embellishments.
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Hey Joe is easy, at the end of the day it's just 5 chords.

Hendrix stuff can be as easy or as difficult as you want it to be - his entire style revolves around riffing on and around chord shapes.

If you just learn the chords then you've pretty much learned the song - from that point on you've got all the time in the world to work on adding in those little fills and embellishments.


Too easy of an answer.

All those little fills make his songs to what they are, cause the progressions are standard progressions most of the time, or just chord vamps.

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I would recommend the Lick Library Hendrix DVD's if you have some spare cash.

They work through the songs bit by bit in small chunks, and i find the learning curve fairly steep but with a lot of rewind/play/rewind/play etc, you'll be banging out Hendrix tunes in no time.

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Mellow, but not certainly not easy.

Purple Haze, Fire and Foxy Lady are easy.
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Too easy of an answer.

All those little fills make his songs to what they are, cause the progressions are standard progressions most of the time, or just chord vamps.

I see no point in making things out to be more complicated than they actually are.

Once you've got the chords in place the majority of the other notes fall naturally under your hands - it's a simple matter of having your hand in the right place in the first place.
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For ****'s sake; I've seen your other posts, you seem to be a pretty intelligent sort of person, then I'm confronted with this. What the ****.
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Oh, I'm so sorry for removing some of the mystique surrounding Mr Hendrix.

He was a great guitarist, he was a great musician and he wrote killer songs but the simple fact of the matter is most of his material isn't particularly complicated. Granted there's usually a lot to remember, but in the main it's straightforward bluesy licks and arpeggiated chords - he was just really clever at using them, taking something fairly ordinary and making it sound extraordinary. Lots of those passages that at first look impossibly complicated when tabbed are played without you even needing to move your hand - once you realise that learning one of his songs is a far less daunting prospect.
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