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Gypsy Jam: Performance
Enough can’t be said about the brilliance of Jimi Hendrix. No one really sounded like Jimi before he was on the scene, and thousands upon thousands of guitarists have tried to sound like him since! That’s the true mark of an icon, and in Jimi’s case, a genius.
This example highlights some of Jimi’s signature licks over a Band of Gypsys era, riff-based groove. There are some killer E minor pentatonic phrases here and lots of rhythmic variation in this example. It’s essential to stay in the pocket and really lock into the syncopation of these phrases! Hendrix was a master of rhythm & groove, so we want to do him some justice by staying in the pocket here.
Austin City Special: Performance
For this one, we’ll be laying down a nasty SRV styled solo over a Texas Shuffle in “A”. This example showcases some of SRV’s signature gritty, funky and percussive soloing moves. There are some sneaky half and whole step bends here played over 8th note triplets, shuffle 8ths and a variety of other rhythms. We’ll be using a fairly clean tone here with a bit of overdrive to fatten things up á la Stevie. Check out the SRV tune “Cold Shot” to hear the inspiration. This is a killer groove to play in a blues trio; especially if you play with a lot of conviction, dig into the notes and can get a fat, “cranked” overdrive tone.
Faux Slidin’: Overview
“Faux Slidin'” is a killer slide
Faux Slidin’: Performance
For inspiration, check out the way Derek Trucks and Jimmy Herring add slide
Faux Slidin’: Breakdown
We’ll add an overdrive here for fun and lock into the groove! I used my stock 1992 Les Paul Custom, a Hermida Audio Zendrive, a Malekko 616 Delay and Princeton Reverb in the performance examples. Note: Pay really close attention to the bending, sliding, inflections and nuance here. These small details are the most essential elements when executing these faux slide moves! Dig it.
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