Revisit and learn how to play Hey Joe the Jimi Hendrix classic as new album is announced!!
Let’s face it, practically every guitarist can learn something from Jimi Hendrix’s playing. As a new album of his recordings is about to be released, what better time to learn how to play Hey Joe, one of his classic tunes.
Completing a trilogy of Hendrix albums released posthumously (‘Valleys of Neptune’ and ‘People, Hell and Angels’ being the first two) comes ‘Both Sides of the Sky’. A full length, 13 track album, it contains 10 tracks that have never been released before, offering Hendrix heads unprecedented insight into their hero’s musical trajectory. Dying tragically at the notorious age of 27, the full potential of Jimi Hendrix as a guitar player was perhaps never realised, however, with posthumous releases such as these the world has a little more access to what truly was an especially brilliant talent in music.
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To get you in the mood for learning this classic song, have a listen to the legend that is Jimi Hendrix perform it at Stockholm in 1969:
Here are some links to what the world’s news sites are saying about the new release. As you might expect, people are getting very excited to hear more music from one of the greatest musicians of all time. Afterwards, scroll to the bottom for an excellent lesson on how to play ‘Hey Joe’.
New Jimi Hendrix album coming in March
10 Unreleased Jimi Hendrix Tracks On New 2018 Album
La trilogie posthume de Jimi Hendrix s’achèvera en 2018 avec « Both Sides Of The Sky »
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New Jimi Hendrix album announced, featuring 10 unreleased songs
A posthumous Jimi Hendrix album has been announced, featuring 10 previously unreleased recordings. ‘Both Sides Of The Sky’ will be released on March 9 via Sony Legacy, and features a recording of Joni Mitchell‘s ‘Woodstock’, alongside … New Jimi Hendrix album announced, featuring 10 unreleased songs
Jimi Hendrix’s Music Lives On Some 48 Years Later with a New Album of Unreleased (and Spectacular) Material
I’ll tell you the truth. Jimi Hendrix used to scare the hell of out of me. I was only 13 when he died, and the music he’d released between 1967 and 1970 was so off the charts alive and brilliant, I didn’t know what to do with it. (You really need a … Jimi Hendrix’s Music Lives On Some 48 Years Later with a New Album of Unreleased (and Spectacular) Material
What They’re Saying On Twitter
Twitter has been overloaded with excitement in anticipation of the new release, here’s what people had to say:
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New Album of Unreleased Jimi Hendrix Music is Coming in March
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— MarTmar (@papahogstatus) December 12, 2017
“New” Jimi Hendrix album next March. https://t.co/n0lZLlp2n2
— americanaUK (@americanaUK) December 12, 2017
new jimi hendrix album coming out in march with 13 tracks and 10 of them unreleased
— kevin (@mialien_) December 12, 2017
Now its time to get learning! The lesson below is an excellent tutorial that takes you through the song step by step, accurately recreating the original as performed by Hendrix himself. Take your time and pay attention to the nuances so that you can really get the hang of it!
Develop your knowledge of Hendrix’s style further with this short video examining the classic “Hendrix chord”. Jimi’s playing style was incredibly unique and techniques such as this one were what helped him stand out as a truly inspiring guitarist:
We hope you’ve managed to take away a lot from all of this. In developing your own playing style you can learn so much from in-depth analysis of classic artists like Jimi. Remember, great guitarists like Hendrix are made through lots of practise, so keep playing!
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Final Thoughts On How To Play Hey Joe
Well hopefully you have enjoyed this article about how to play Hey Joe by Jimi. It’s a must know song for guitarists of all ages.
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