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Muting and Slides (Guitar Lesson)


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Brendan Burns

Muting and Slides

Brendan discusses how Jimi Hendrix used muting and slides in his playing.

Taught by Brendan Burns in Style of Jimi Hendrix seriesLength: 12:45Difficulty: 1.5 of 5


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demmykrodemmykro replied on February 6th, 2013

Brendan, thank you for your great teachings here

Brendan.BurnsBrendan.Burns replied on February 10th, 2013

Glad you are finding them useful. Keep it rockin'!

cpansoncpanson replied on November 26th, 2012

I have smaller hands and would appreciate some guidance on how to get the high E string to fret correctly when doing the thumb over for the F chord. I really struggle with the High E either buzzing or being muted.

Brendan.BurnsBrendan.Burns replied on November 28th, 2012

A few thoughts: #1 - Consider that you want the F chord to work for your hands, so you want to find the right grip for you. I have gigantic hands, but there are a lot fingering that don't work for me. What's most importnat is you get the notes that you want out of the instrument. #2 - Try moving your elbow in more. Bring it forward, or in front of your body. #3 - Move the guitar so that the neck is higher than the body, but not supported by your left hand. #4 - Bring the the guitar lower (using a strap). The lower the guitar goes, the easier it is to get your thumb over the top. Good luck!

rjbluesrjblues replied on April 30th, 2012

whats the guitar brand Thanks for lessons.NICK Australia

Brendan.BurnsBrendan.Burns replied on April 30th, 2012

It's a Klein Electric Guitar: http://members.jamplay.com/guitar/phase-2/lesson/1742-kline-electric-guitar

pabloruizpabloruiz replied on January 3rd, 2012

One of the uncoolest guys on the planet teaching Hendrix & Keith Richards ...

dshowdshow replied on May 10th, 2013

You have certainly not followed one of his lessons. He is amongst the best teachers here on JP. Even if I think on Lesson series like this the teacher should get the Equipment the artist uses. At least a real strat ;-)

fallenoathfallenoath replied on February 7th, 2012

Ah, youre right. They should have gotten Ol' Jimi himself.... Cause that would have went much better. Theres nothing uncool about him lol either listen to what hes telling you or go jerk off to some snowboarding videos on YouTube cause it looks like your just wasting youre time here.

Brendan.BurnsBrendan.Burns replied on February 8th, 2012

what are you talking about?

Brendan.BurnsBrendan.Burns replied on January 3rd, 2012

Ha!

alecalec replied on November 23rd, 2010

WHAT is up with your guitar?why no neck?

petepete replied on September 13th, 2010

awesome! Can you explain the arpeggios in more detail?

Brendan.BurnsBrendan.Burns replied on September 14th, 2010

Pete, a great Hendrix tune to look at regarding arpeggios is "Manic Depression." Check out some of the transcriptions online, or send me a PM if you run into any trouble.

petepete replied on September 14th, 2010

Thanks, I'll give M-D a go

jaysonjohnjaysonjohn replied on September 14th, 2010

Amazing lesson Brendan, as always . . . This has come at a great time for me; I can't wait for the rest of the series ! Many thanks -jayson

robabrobab replied on September 13th, 2010

Keep them coming Brendan!! Love your lessons!!

Style of Jimi Hendrix

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In this "In the Style of" series, Brendan Burns discusses and demonstrates the stylistic traits of the iconic guitarist Jimi Hendrix



Lesson 1

Muting and Slides

Brendan discusses how Jimi Hendrix used muting and slides in his playing.

Length: 12:45 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 2

Trills

Brendan Burns discusses and demonstrates how Jimi Hendrix used trills in his playing.

Length: 4:25 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 3

Power Chords and Chromatics

Brendan Burns discusses Jimi Hendrix's use of power chords and chromatics in his playing.

Length: 9:03 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 4

Unison Bends & Octaves

Learn how Jimi Hendrix used unison bends and octaves in his playing.

Length: 12:26 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 5

Pentatonics

Brendan Burns explains how Hendrix used the major and minor pentatonic scales to add lead fills to his rhythm playing.

Length: 17:36 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 6

Hendrix Comping Formula

Brendan Burns discusses how Hendrix comped his rhythmic sequences.

Length: 4:43 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 7

Hendrix Chords

In the final lesson of the Hendrix series, Brendan discusses some of the chord voicings that Jimi Hendrix liked to use.

Length: 7:36 Difficulty: 0.5 FREE

About Brendan Burns View Full Biography Brendan has been passionate about music since childhood. He began his studies on trumpet, in elementary school, and then moved to guitar as a teenager. He holds a Bachelor's Degree from Berklee College of Music, and has studied with Norm Zocher, Joe Stump, Bret Willmott, Bob Pilkington, Jay Weik, Tim Miller, & Charlie Banacos.

While at Berklee, Brendan was a member of the Music Mentoring Program, teaching private lessons to gifted high school students. He is currently teaches, and is chair of the guitar department at Brookline Music School. Brendan also teaches guitar for Tune Foolery & privately at his home in Cambridge, MA.

Along with educating, Brendan plays out often as a Solo Guitarist, performing standards, pop, and classical repertoire. He has recorded and played with the chamber-fusion band Ra Quintent, and as well as Vessela Stoyanova's Eastern Stories Under Western Skies Project. Brendan also performs as a leader, director and sideman for various Boston art-rock projects, and is former member of MIT's Gamelan Galak Tika.

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