Jimi Hendrix

Born: November 27, 1942
Seattle, WA, USA
Died: September 18, 1970

With a background that included a stint as a paratrooper in the military, Jimi Hendrix seemed determined to experience everything he could. As a civilian, however, Hendrix pursued a career as a guitarists in such acts as the Isley Brothers, the Impressions, and Sam Cooke. But as the psychedelic scene grew, Hendrix found himself taking a new approach to the guitar. An already technically adept guitar player, Hendrix mixed his knowledge with his new found beliefs in the hippie ideal and the words and wisdom of Bob Dylan and other beatnik writers and poets. Hendrix began to write songs that were deeply influenced by the southern blues heroes that he grew up listening to, and all of his music seemed to enbody the sentiments of the youth of his time. While his guitar playing was phenomenal, his songwriting and lyrics were thought-provoking and challenged all traditional beliefs. As the founding member of The Jimi Hendrix Experience and Band of Gypsies, Hendrix was undoubtedly one of the major forces in the 60's music movement. His influence on rock and roll is immense. One thing is sure: Rock music hasn't been the same since Hendrix.

Instruments Played / Skills:
Guitar Vocals Songwriter

Early Rock Blues Metal Psychedelic Rock Guitar Masters

Bands That Jimi Hendrix Has Played For:
Band of Gypsies Jimi Hendrix Experience, The

Jimi Hendrix Has Worked With:
Buddy Miles Noel Redding John "Mitch" Mitchell Pete Sears

Jimi Hendrix Was Influenced By:
Chuck Berry James Brown Albert Collins Bob Dylan Buddy Guy Robert Johnson

Artists That Were Influenced By Jimi Hendrix:
Prince Slash West Arkeen Jason Becker Junior Brown Jerry Cantrell Chick Churchill Les Claypool Deborah Coleman Larry Coryell Robert Cray Warren DeMartini K.K. Downing Tyler Duane Chris Duarte Peter Frampton Ace Frehley Kirk Hammett Greg Howe Colin James Big Jack Johnson Eric Johnson Little Jimmy King Richie Kotzen Alvin Lee Jake E. Lee Ric Lee Paz Lenchantin Steve Lukather George Lynch Yngwie J. Malmsteen Harvey Mandel Buddy Miles Todd Park Mohr Dave Murray Mike Mushok Dave Navarro Paul Nelson Ted Nugent Lewis Partridge Vernon Reid Paul Sabu Michael Schenker Kenny Wayne Shepherd Robert Smith Melvin Taylor Jimmy Thackery Dave Thompson Robin Trower Eddie Van Halen Adrian Vandenberg Jimmie Vaughan Stevie Ray Vaughan Chris Whitley Dave Wyndorf

Jimi Hendrix's Discography:
Are You Experienced?
Release Date: 1967

Jimi Hendrix's Gear:
    1968 Fender Stratocaster (Black with maple fretboard)
    1967 Gibson Flying V
Guitar Techniques used by Jimi Hendrix
Dive Bomb
Palm Mute
Ghost Bend and Release
Feedback / Sustain

Guitar Chords Commonly used by Jimi Hendrix
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