Jimi Hendrix Lick -‘Hey Joe’ style
Welcome back to my Jimi Hendrix guitar lick series and it’s time for another Jimi Hendrix licks. This time it’s a lick similar to what Jimi plays at the start of his solo on ‘Hey Joe’. This lick uses trademark Jimi Hendrix blues style string bends and slides. So let’s jump in and check out the this Jimi Hendrix lick!
0:13 Here’s the Jimi Hendrix lick you’ll learn in this guitar lesson.
0:29 The lick comes from the E minor pentatonic scale played up around the 12th fret. Here’s the scale pattern Jimi Hendrix is using for this particular lick.
0:39 Jimi Hendrix Lick chunk 1. Here’s how to play the firstpart of the lick. It’s using some soaring string bends from inside the E minor pentatonic scale.
1:18 Jimi Hendrix lick chunk 2. More Hendrix style string bending ideas. Check out these bends…take ’em and make sure you’re using these in your own playing.
2:09 Jimi Hendrix Lick chunk 1 played slowly with chunk 2.
2:20 Jimi Hendrix lick chunk 3. Just more bluesy phrasing here with slides, vibrato and punchy phrasing. T
3:00 Here’s the complete lick played slowly.
3:14 Here’s the Jimi Hendrix lick played over the backing track now.
Hope you enjoyed this lesson. Remember to experiment to see how you can ‘twist’ this lick into some cool licks of your own.