#1
Title says it all really. Also what scale did Jimi use to play the solo with?
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#2
It's in the key of H sharp.


... The way to tell what key a song is in is by what chord it ends on (or what chord sounds *right* to end it on)
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#3
I believe its E Minor. (remember he tunes half step down)
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#4
He just used a E Minor penatonic with some other notes thrown in. Mostly bluesy plaing.
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Shouldn't this be moved to like Tab Talk or something?
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its a circle progresson in Em
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solo is in E blues, on the octave.
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#13
^Which is why the pentatonic would be a much safer scale to use than the full E minor scale.
#14
honestly speaking 90% of hendrix tunes can be played over with G(Em) pentatonics.
thats not an over estimation, its the down right truth. alot of blues stuff is that way


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^Which is why the pentatonic would be a much safer scale to use than the full E minor scale.


Safe ?!

Well, perhaps if you just mindlessly plug away in Em Pent thru Little Wing, it might
sound somewhat passable. Hendrix's Little Wing Solo most definitely did not stick
in Em Pent throughout the solo. He follows the chord changes which is what most
great melodious solos do.
#17
Em (but tuned down a tone.) The thing with this track is that he takes the time to play something relavent to each backing chord rather than a 1 scale fit all approach which works for this track.

Check out SRV's version to expand on those odeas further.
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Quote by FeatherBreeze
honestly speaking 90% of hendrix tunes can be played over with G(Em) pentatonics.
thats not an over estimation, its the down right truth. alot of blues stuff is that way


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dude thats just plain wrong. decent players like hendrix dont even think about what scale their using, just the chords their playing over. a large portion of those notes fall outside of the pent. scale.
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dude thats just plain wrong. decent players like hendrix dont even think about what scale their using, just the chords their playing over. a large portion of those notes fall outside of the pent. scale.


no, decent players use both
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Quote by denied
dude thats just plain wrong. decent players like hendrix dont even think about what scale their using, just the chords their playing over. a large portion of those notes fall outside of the pent. scale.


did he just call hendrix 'decent'

i think hes a little better than that
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#21
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Safe ?!

Well, perhaps if you just mindlessly plug away in Em Pent thru Little Wing, it might
sound somewhat passable. Hendrix's Little Wing Solo most definitely did not stick
in Em Pent throughout the solo. He follows the chord changes which is what most
great melodious solos do.


Yeah, that's why I said safe, and not good.

using the full scale, you'd be far more likely to hit notes that didn't sound very good if you weren't familiar with the progression.