Power Chords and Chromatics (Guitar Lesson)

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Brendan Burns

Power Chords and Chromatics

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

Taught by Brendan Burns in Style of Jimi Hendrix seriesLength: 9:03Difficulty: 1.5 of 5


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kborzsony6@gmail.com[email protected] replied

Mr. Burns, the lessons are excellent with one slight technical glitch: because all of the tablature is rendered graphically (I think .png in this case,) it makes for incredibly tedious printing time since I have to print out each one separately. I guess the obvious question is, "Why no .pdf formatted homework?" Considering the fact that there are lessons on Jamplay that DO come with .pdf formatted homework, I don't understand why there isn't an "internal consistency" to the Jamplay lesson format(s)...printing out all of the supplemental material for this particular lesson alone has taken upwards of twenty minutes...I don't know if you have a solution to this, but please don't allow this slight negative to give you the impression that I am less than happy for the opportunity to learn ever more about my beloved instrument.

augustamaugustam replied

Man stop talking start playing. We are not here for theory lessons !!

howardjeff05howardjeff05 replied

boring. Turn that amp up and the overdrive/fuzz on. And the dude giving the lesson should take the kind of stuff Jimmy took and his lesson might be a bit more "neat".

dvaneyldvaneyl replied

Brendan, this is great work. Thanks for sharing your knowledge/perspectives.

huklhukl replied

How can you do a lesson on hendrix, talk about power chords and such and play super clean, without the slightest amount of overdrive or distortion. I have to say this lesson feels like its for people who were young when hendrix was still around …

Brendan.BurnsBrendan.Burns replied

I wish! Hendrix used his gear so well. Unfortunately, we can't cover that type of stuff in the JamPlay format. Maybe someday soon!

MatEvanzMatEvanz replied

Castles Made of Sand

sirstratsirstrat replied

What a cool nice sounding Guitar. What kind is it?

Brendan.BurnsBrendan.Burns replied

Thanks - It's a Klein Electric Guitar. There will be a video explain more about it soon. Best - B

Style of Jimi Hendrix

Found in our Beginner Lesson Sets

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



Muting and SlidesLesson 1

Muting and Slides

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

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

Trills

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

Length: 4:25 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Power Chords and ChromaticsLesson 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
Unison Bends & OctavesLesson 4

Unison Bends & Octaves

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

Length: 12:26 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Pentatonics 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
Hendrix Comping FormulaLesson 6

Hendrix Comping Formula

Brendan Burns discusses how Hendrix comped his rhythmic sequences.

Length: 4:43 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Hendrix ChordsLesson 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
Brendan Burns

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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