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Rolling Stone's List of Greatest Guitarists


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#1 - Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix

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Well, what did you expect? Seeing a "greatest guitarists" list without Jimi Hendrix would be like seeing a "greatest songs" list without "Stairway to Heaven".

All kidding aside, Jimi Hendrix is pretty clearly the most influential rock guitarist ever, and maintains the ability to inspire both new and veteran guitarists, more than 40 years after his death.

Here are some resources to learn more about Jimi Hendrix:

Video: Jimi Hendrix Guitar Lesson
Using "Stone Free" and "Red House" for examples, Andy Aledort outlines some of the techniques and approaches Jimi Hendrix used in his guitar playing. See the video on Guitar World here.

Jimi Hendrix Soloing Strategies
Another great Guitar World feature outlines some of Hendrix's favorite riffs in a detailed, techinical manner. The article includes pdfs and mp3s for further guidance.

Video: Hendrix's Little Wing Lesson
There is no verbal communication here, but the text in companion with the video may be enough to learn this Hendrix chordal classic.

Jimi Hendrix's Gear
This illustrated GuitarGeek.com feature outlines Hendrix's common stage set up.

Poll:Should Jimi Hendrix Be On This List?

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