Jimi Hendrix

Inspired by Jimi Hendrix’s signature lick on the Buddy Miles tune “Them Changes,” (which Hendrix popularized with the Band of Gypsys), this greasy riff is a prime example of how Hendrix took standard R&B moves (which he undoubtedly mastered touring with the Isley Brothers, Little Richard, and other soul acts earlier in his career) and transformed them into an explosive, neck-strangling Strat style the world has imitated ever since.

Start slow, lock into the groove, and play this over and over until you fall into a Jimi trance.