Some of the best rhythm players are actually the legendary blues-rock guitarists you know and love. Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, and Keith Richards are excellent examples, to name a few. To become a well-rounded guitarist, you need to be able to straddle rhythm and lead playing. So, we can execute this by using fills that follow the changes.
In his course, Breakthrough Blues-Rock Rhythm Fills, Jeff McErlain delivers ‘breakthrough’ techniques for taking your rhythm skills to the next level.
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Guitar Lesson – Thumb’s Up – Overview
In this one, we’re going to take a look at the Jimi Hendrix style version of the Howlin’ Wolf classic “Killing Floor”. It’s cool that the tonality is fairly ambiguous as it rides the line between major and minor. This is indicative of the blues. Now, we’re going to put our thumb over the top of the neck. This is something Hendrix did quite a bit to sound a low string. It’s a little tricky and definitely requires some work. Many people think they can’t do it because they think their hands are too small, but I’m here to tell you otherwise you just need to figure out how to position your hand in a way that works for you.
Guitar Lesson – Thumb’s Up – Performance
What I’ve basically given you is a somewhat simplified version of what Jimi Hendrix played at the Monterey Pop Festival on the song “Killing Floor”. If you’re not familiar with this fantastic performance, stop everything and check it out! Hendrix had everything – he was a total package
Guitar Lesson – Thumb’s Up – Breakdown
The thumb over the top technique is extremely important to get down for any rock
Guitar Lesson – Mary’s Wind – Overview
In this performance study, we’re going to take a look at something similar to what Hendrix plays on “The Wind Cries Mary”. Now, I highly recommend that you learn the original version of this song and the
Guitar Lesson – Mary’s Wind – Performance
As you may have noticed, my
Guitar Lesson – Mary’s Wind – Breakdown
Let’s talk about Hendrix little bit. Although this course is not specifically a Jimi Hendrix course, I’ve referenced him quite a bit as you’ve noticed. Much of what we’re doing here is attributed to him for good reason. We all know him as a spectacular lead
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