Tag: hendrix

  • What is the impact of Jimi Hendrix on modern day guitarists like John Mayer and Eric Johnson?

    Huge. Hendrix influenced virtually every guitarist past and present. https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/why-stevie-ray-vaughan-loved-jimi-hendrix/https://www.thethings.com/john-mayer-shares-a-piece-he-wrote-for-50th-anniversary-of-jimi-hendrixs-death/ Both SRV and Mayer were massive fans of Hendrix. SRV covered both Hendrix’s Little Wing and Voodoo Child and Mayer has covered Wait until Tomorrow, Wind Cries Mary and Bold as Love. https://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/eric-johnson-what-jimi-hendrix-means-to-me-277346 EJ was also very influenced by Hendrix. https://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/steve-vai-what-jimi-hendrix-means-to-me-278147 So was Steve Vai.…

  • What exactly did Jimi Hendrix do, technically, that separated him from his rivals?

    Well let me know which one of his rivals was doing these things: Opening up the Monterey Pop Festival with a rendition of Killing Floor that was twice as fast as the original: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ARliZIZDhg ^ this is the not the actual performance but it can be seen in the Live at Monterey DVD Setting his…

  • My interest in guitar, Top 100 Greatest Electric Guitarists of All Time

    Well, after all these ranking lists (like the 100 greatest NBA players ever), its time to talk about guitarists because well, I’m a guitarist and I’m self-taught so I’m influenced by a lot of different guitar players, and I want to make a list of the top 100 electric guitarists who I think are the…

  • Blues Guitar

    My biggest hobby is probably playing guitar, and if you’ve read some of my blogs, you’d know I like to attach some videos of myself playing. My favorite type of music to play on guitar is blues. This is interesting, because blues isn’t a very mainstream kind of music, not like rock or punk or…

  • Tips on improving guitar tone, equipment

    Alright, a break from politics for a while. Since I’m one of the rare Asians that can play guitar better than piano, some ask me for improving their tone on guitar. Well, there’s several key guidelines to follow. Firstly, tone is subjective. What kind of tone do you want? Hendrix? Metallica? Slash? Those all have…

  • Achieving the Jimi Hendrix sound

    Five years ago, I wrote an article briefly noting the Hendrix style and here I will post an updated, revised version. Some people want to sound and play like the great master himself, Jimi Hendrix. While there is no guaranteed way (since Jimi is impossible to duplicate) I can get you pretty close. The Sound…