How to Play Hey Joe by Jimi Hendrix – Part 1

Check out this free lesson on how to play the intro from Hey Joe by Jimi Hendrix by Guitar Control instructor Gabe Soule. Be sure to click the link for the free tabs that go along with this killer Hendrix lesson.

How to Play the Intro from Hey Joe by Jimi Hendrix - Part 1 - Rhythm Guitar Lesson

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Hey, guys. How’s it going? This is Gaby Soule with and today I want to show you How to Play the Intro from “Hey Joe” by Jimi Hendrix – Part 1 – Rhythm Guitar Lesson. The song was not written by him. Most people say it was written by Billy Roberts, but there are also a a couple of other versions, very famous versions, by Johnny Cash and of course by Bob Dylan. There are a a lot of other different versions of this song.

About Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix was an American Guitarist, Singer and Song Writer born November 27 1942 in Seattle Washington. Hendrix had a very short lived career of only four years, but is regarded as one of the greatest guitarists of all time. He began playing guitar at the age of 15 and later moved to Clarksville Tennessee. He began playing the local circuit and eventually landed a gig in the Isley Brothers band and then with Little Richard who he worked with through the mid 1960s. In 1966 Hendrix moved to England and formed his band “The Jimi Hendrix Experience” and had achieved success quickly. In 1967 Hendrix performed at the Monterey Pop Festival and became popular in the United States. Hendrix gave an unforgettable performance at Woodstock in 1969 before his untimely death in 1970 from a drug overdose.

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