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How to Play the “Other” Hendrix Chord

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Of the myriad contributions Jimi Hendrix has made to the lexicon of modern guitar, one of the most enduring is the legendary “Hendrix chord." The chord, an E7#9, was definitely nothing new when Hendrix famously used it in “Purple Haze” (Jazz and R&B guitarists used it extensively, and the Beatles featured it years earlier on “Taxman”), but its use by Jimi inspired its use by generations of guitarists in a wide range of styles.

Of the myriad contributions Jimi Hendrix has made to the lexicon of modern guitar, one of the most enduring is the legendary “Hendrix chord."

The chord, an E7#9, was definitely nothing new when Hendrix famously used it in “Purple Haze” (Jazz and R&B guitarists used it extensively, and the Beatles featured it years earlier on “Taxman”), but its use by Hendrix inspired its use by generations of guitarists in a wide range of styles.

EXAMPLE 1 is the most famous fingering of the “Hendrix chord," though Hendrix and many others would often also use the voicing found in EXAMPLE 2.

Note that the #9 is the enharmonic equivalent of the minor 3rd, so the chord can be seen as just a comfortable fingering that consists of the root, flat 7, and both the major and minor 3rds.

This major/minor ambiguity makes the chord perfectly suited for the blues, while using it as a substitution for the V chord in a key can help lend a jazzy feel to a turnaround (Stevie Ray Vaughan often used it in this manner).



While much has been written about the 7#9 chord and Jimi’s use of it, an oft-overlooked chord voicing featured prominently in Hendrix’s recorded work is his sus2 chord shape depicted in EXAMPLE 3.

The chord should be fingered in the “Jimi-approved” manner of using the thumb to fret the low E string root, with the ring finger fretting the D string, the index fretting the B string, and the pinky grabbing the high E string.

The A string should be muted with the tips of the thumb and ring fingers, and the G string should be muted with the underside of the ring finger and the tip of the index.

Since the chord is a sus and has no 3rd, it can be moved around throughout a given key while maintaining the same fingering. Jimi would often slide the chord around in a line (see “Castles Made of Sand” and “Little Wing”), further emphasizing its open, airy qualities.

EXAMPLE 4 is a Hendrix-inspired line demonstrating the chord’s versatility within a key.

Another cool thing that can be done to take advantage of the chord shape’s idiosyncratic fingering is to ease off the mute on the G string and allow it to ring out as you move the chord around.

EXAMPLE 5 is a group of particularly good sounding positions of this chord that take advantage of the open G. Try it in the unlisted “in-between” spots too!



As always, get these down and experiment with finding uses for this concept in your own playing. Happy shredding!

Scott Marano has dedicated his life to the study of the guitar, honing his chops at the Berklee College of Music under the tutelage of Jon Finn and Joe Stump and working as an accomplished guitarist, performer, songwriter and in-demand instructor. In 2007, Scott developed the Guitar Strength program to inspire and provide accelerated education to guitarists of all ages and in all styles through state-of-the-art private guitar lessons in his home state of Rhode Island and globally via Skype. Learn more at GuitarStrength.com.


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Watch Feodor Dosumov Shred on the Ibanez Premium RG1070PBZ

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The Ibanez Premium RG1070PBZ

In this clip from our friends at Ibanez, guitarist Feodor Dosumov absolutely shreds on an Ibanez Premium RG1070PBZ model.

Designed for the serious lead and metal guitarist, the RG1070PBZ—and its 7-string companion model, the RG1027PBF—are high-performance electric guitars with distinctive features designed to inspire.  

Both models feature a stunning poplar burl top on an American basswood body, with natural body binding on the top and side. A slim-grip, 11-piece Wizard neck sports a wenge fretboard with durable stainless steel frets for a brighter tone. 

Other features include premium fret edge treatment for a smooth, professional feel, mother of pearl off-set dot inlays with luminescent side dot position markers, and Gotoh MG-T locking machine heads.

Additional RG1070PBZ features:
• Edge-Zero II with ZPS3Fe tremolo bridge
• DiMarzio Air Norton, True Velvet and Tone Zone pickups with a 5-way pickup selector switch 

 Additional RG1027PBF features:
• Tight-End R-7 bridge 
• 2 DiMarzio PAF 7 pickups

Watch the video below, and for more, visit ibanez.com


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Ian Anderson Announces Jethro Tull 50th Anniversary North American Tour

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Ian Anderson has announced a North American tour that will celebrate the 50th anniversary of his band, Jethro Tull.

The concerts will feature a broad mix of material, ranging from the band's earliest work, to its peak period in the early to mid-Seventies, to the band's 21st century work. Anderson (vocals, flute) will be joined by David Goodier on bass, John O'Hara on keyboards, Florian Opahle on guitar and Scott Hammond on drums.

“I am not usually a birthday or anniversary kind of guy but, just for once, I won't be a party-pooper either," Anderson said in a press release announcing the tour. "I treasure the memories of the earlier years of Jethro Tull repertoire, associated as it is with the adventures of visiting so many countries for the first time to connect with new fans around the world. And this is a celebration of all the 33 band members who graced our ranks— musicians who brought their talents, skills and styles to bear on the performances live and in the studio."

"Join me and the current band for a nostalgic evening of varied music, representative of my ever-changing songwriting as our careers progressed through the years.”

You can see the full tour itinerary below.

For more on tickets, stop by jethrotull.com.

Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson North American Tour

5/30/18 Phoenix, AZ: Comerica Theatre

6/1/18     Los Angeles, CA: Greek Theatre

6/2/18 Berkeley, CA: The Greek Theatre

6/3/18 Paso Robles, CA: Vina Robles Amphitheatre

6/5/18 Visalia, CA: Visalia Fox Theatre

6/6/18 Sacramento, CA: Sacramento Community Theater

6/8/18 Bend, OR:  Les Schwab Amphitheater

6/9/18 Troutdale, OR: Edgefield

6/10/18 Woodinville, WA: Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery

6/29/18 Saint Louis, MO: Fox Theatre

6/30/18 New Buffalo, MI: Four Winds Casino Resort - Silver Creek Event Center

7/1/18  Sterling Heights, MI: Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill

7/3/18    Toronto, ON: Budweiser Stage

8/31/18   Minneapolis, MN: State Theatre

9/1/18    Kansas City, MO: Starlight Theatre

9/3/18    Highland Park, IL: Ravinia Festival

9/5/18    Huber Heights, OH: Rose Music Center at the Heights

9/7/18    Vienna, VA: Wolf Trap

9/8/18    Philadelphia, PA: Mann Center for the Performing Arts

9/9/18    Boston, MA: Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

9/11/18   New York, NY: Beacon Theatre 


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Tetrarch Embrace Their Freakishness on Their Full-Length Debut, ‘Freak’

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(From left) Tetrarch’s Diamond Rowe, Ruben Limas and Josh Fore

The songs on Freak—the first full-length outing from Atlanta-bred, L.A.-based metal quartet Tetrarch—are built to bludgeon. Between its mix of concrete-heavy, post–nu metal beats and lead guitarist Diamond Rowe’s armor-piercing thrash leads, none of us are safe—not even Tetrarch’s own band members. For instance, during the group’s recent cross-country run with DevilDriver, a particularly ruthless run-through of the new album’s title cut nearly annihilated rhythm guitarist Josh Fore.

“I was headbanging on our new song ‘Freak’ in the middle section, and as I went down, Diamond’s headstock was coming up and caught me right on the side of the face,” says Fore. “I played the rest of the show with blood going all over.”

Unsurprisingly, Tetrarch’s latest knows how to bring the pain. The speed present on the outfit’s earlier trio of EPs has come down a bit, but Rowe and Fore double-down on the intensity of their playing. Detuned discordance and whammy-infused flourishes seethe on “Spit.” Elsewhere, “Pull the Trigger” finds the duo locking into a mathematical, palm-muted breakdown before the lead guitarist powers through a flashbang of fiery bends and hammer-ons. The compact micro-solo on “Freak” is less flashy, but Rowe purposefully pulled back to focus on experimenting with a series of watery reverbs and delays.

“Even though all these songs have solos, we didn’t want to over-saturate,” she says. “Do I miss it a little bit? I wish there might’ve been a couple that were a little longer, but I think we did a pretty good job overall.”

“Freak” ties into the record’s overarching theme of self-discovery, Fore screaming on the song of the importance of “letting your psycho loose.” It’s a potent message, and 10 years into their career, the members of Tetrarch are more confident slinging their outsider anthems than ever before.

“I’ve always been kind of weird,” says Rowe. “Weird in the sense that I’ve never been your stereotypical African-American girl—I’m into metal, I love motocross. I’ve met a lot of people through being different, and I found myself. Freak is actually a perfect title.”

AXOLOGY
• GUITARS (Rowe) ESP LTD EC-1000 CTM, ESP LTD SCT-607B, ESP LTD EC-1000 EverTune, Gibson Les Paul Standard; (Fore) LTD EC-1000 S, ESP LTD SCT-607B, ESP LTD AA-600
• AMPS (Rowe) Mesa/Boogie Triple Rectifier, Marshall 1960s cab; (Fore) EVH 5150III 100-watt 4x12 with Celestion v30s
• EFFECTS (Rowe) Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer, Boss NS2, POD HD Pro X; (Fore) Ibanez Tube Screamer, Boss NS2


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Acoustic Guitar Roundup October 2017 – GMI – Guitar & Music Institute Online Guitar Lessons

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Acoustic Guitar Roundup The News That Matters So here you have our latest article which features an area we want to create more content in, acoustic guitar. Loads of great news for you to check out as well as lessons, enjoy our acoustic guitar roundup. Why Won’t My Guitar Stay in Tune? From the November 2017 issue of Acoustic […]

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THE GMI EBAY SHOP – HUNDREDS OF GUITAR PRODUCTS – GMI – Guitar & Music Institute Online Guitar Lessons

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CLICK GMI EBAY SHOP TO SEE HUNDREDS OF GUITAR PRODUCTS This is a very small selection of hundreds of items we have for sale in our Ebay shop for guitarists. Everything from pedal boards to guitar mugs! Clicking on any product will take you directly to our Ebay site where we hope you’ll explore and […]

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GMI Now On Amazon Prime! – GMI – Guitar & Music Institute Online Guitar Lessons

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Amazon Prime – Stream and Download GMI On Prime Amazon Prime – what’s going on? We are delighted to announce that GMI – Guitar & Music Institute is now available to view as part of the Amazon Prime video service. If you are a member of Amazon Prime then find out how GMI is rolling […]

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How to Unlock the Fretboard Using Shapes

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If you’re looking for ways to increase your understanding of the fretboard, a good place to start is by looking at the shapes your fingers create as you play scales and chords.

If you’re looking for ways to increase your understanding of the fretboard, a good place to start is by looking at the shapes your fingers create as you play scales and chords.

In this video, Sean Daniel explores the fretboard using a riff that uses one scale and two chords. The riff covers quite a bit of fretboard real estate and demonstrates how you can use shapes to visualize the fretboard and, in the process, come away with a deeper understanding of it.

“We’re gonna unlock the guitar fretboard using one piece of a scale and two chord shapes,” Sean says. “All it takes is a minor arpeggio and a seventh chord voiced high and low, and you’re on your way to fretboard dominance!”

Take a look, and visit Sean’s YouTube channel for more of his videos.


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Episode 22 – (Part 2 of 2) Interview With Guitarist Graeme Duffin of Wet Wet Wet – GMI – Guitar & Music Institute Online Guitar Lessons

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Graeme Duffin – Keeping Songwriting In The Family With Ashton Lane   In this second part of the two part Graeme Duffin interview, Graeme discusses the challenges he faced with stuttering and how he has worked with the McGuire programme to overcome it. Also he is very proud and keen to discuss his daughter and […]

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