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Hendrix Red House licks

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Here are a couple of short licks in the style Jimi Hendrix plays in the song Red House.

Jimi Hendrix was a great blues player in my opinion, and Red House is a good example of some great blues playing from a Master player. Listen to his live version of Red House too - very good stuff. Jimi had a fantastic feel for playing lead. He didn't have the best technique (although it was good) but his feel and soul in his playing is hard for anyone to match.

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Robert said...

Yeah, learn the licks in different tempos, over different grooves and chords, etc. Twist it and make it your own, make it work for you. Also, I think it is important to analyze note choices. Maybe it has a b9 in there, which makes it sound cool. Knowing that, you could use a different lick and apply the b9 note to it - maybe it would sound cool too. And so on...

Comment added on March 27, 2009
Floris said...

Tim, it's probably the most important to know how to use/apply them. So over which chord(change) they'll sound nice, but you'll figure this out by trial and error. So once you learned a new lick you should practice it over a backingtrack to get used to it. Of course you have to know which key it's in. It's also good to try the same lick in different positions/fingerings of a scale.
Hope this helps

Comment added on March 27, 2009
Tim said...

What would you say is THE most important thing about learning guitar licks?

Comment added on March 21, 2009
Matti said...

Best site ever I have seen to learn licks and much more. Keep on rockin'!

Comment added on May 01, 2008
Robert said...

Hi Ron, glad you like the licks!
The licks are in the key of B. See the PDF and Guitar Pro files. The licks are mostly based on the B minor pentatonic scale.

Comment added on March 04, 2008
Ron Jooss said...

Hi, Robert:

I bought the red house licks. It was great. Thanks. I am trying to learn what key I am playing in at all time. What key was this Hendrix lick in. Is it from a major scale or a pentatonic? Sorry for my ignorance. Thanks. Ron

Comment added on March 04, 2008
manny said...

any chance of you posting tabs and
video of BTO's taking care of buss.

Comment added on March 03, 2008
Chris said...

Nice Robert! Thanks for the GP5 tab, it's real helpful!

Comment added on February 25, 2008
iqbal said...

thanks robert...

useful video..

how about SRV lesson in next vid ??

Thanks

Comment added on February 24, 2008
greg said...

my eyes are not that fast,a little slower? i have been learning cool thanks

Comment added on February 24, 2008
Jipes said...

Excellent video as usual Robert Really nicely demonstrated and explained it's a cool thing to discover thoses Hendrix Licks

Comment added on February 22, 2008
Trent Baugher said...

Robert,
Thank you! I'm a huge Hendrix fan, and I've bee trying to figure out some of those licks for the longest time.

Comment added on February 21, 2008

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New Course - Comping with Triads -

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