What’s Old is New

Share on facebook
Share on google
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

This is sample lesson from Eclectic Electric II, set to be released on December 5.
It’s part of a lesson that Jimmy calls “What’s old is New”… A classic Eric
Clapton tune (Old Love) is decoded and Jimmy shows us not only the chords
but how to spice it up with some Hendrix-style embellishments. To top it all
off, Mark Karan makes a special appearance and shares some uber-tasty lead
vibes. Check it out!

And get ready to hop onboard the Eclectic Electric train! Coming Very soon!

Okay, I want to decode a little bit of
what I just played. It’s kind of a mixture
of an A minor with a little bit of
a Hendrix flavor.

I started out with… Which is one
of those licks that you hear a lot
both in R&B and in some of Jimi Hendrix’s
music. I started with a high A, down to a G
and then I did an A minor form. Now,
what I did do on this
is — the chord changes
I want to show you are A minor.
So I did a little lick coming in.
Cool little lick on the bass.
Starting with a low E and leading up
to a G, an A and a C. So that gets
you into the pattern, which is A
minor and then F and then a G
suss and then back to the lick. Then I did a…

Now, you’ll notice I did that little
climb from the F. I went A minor to F
and then I did — this is definitely
a Hendrix move here, which is… He
was very fond of those hammer-ons.
So basically when you go from your A minor
to your F you can jump up to this position F, here,
do a little hammer-on and then do a chromatic climb.

So obviously I’m just playing a simple…