Guitar Essentials: How to Play Jimi Hendrix Chord Inflections

In this lesson, Sean Daniel demonstrates Hendrix’s unique chord inflections and his melodic rhythm techniques.
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Jimi Hendrix was a master of combining chords and melody in his rhythm work. It’s a style that can be heard in the playing of many other guitarists who have been influenced by Hendrix, including Stevie Ray Vaughan and John Frusciante.

In this video, Sean Daniel demonstrates Hendrix’s unique chord inflections and his melodic rhythm techniques. Using examples based on major and minor chords, he shows how to combine muting, hammer-ons and pull-offs, and chord-breaking techniques using the pentatonic scale.

For more of Sean’s informative tutorial videos, visit his YouTube channel.

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