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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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augustamaugustam replied on July 27th, 2016

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

howardjeff05howardjeff05 replied on May 8th, 2016

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 on May 24th, 2014

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

huklhukl replied on June 30th, 2013

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 on June 30th, 2013

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 on October 25th, 2010

Castles Made of Sand

sirstratsirstrat replied on September 19th, 2010

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

Brendan.BurnsBrendan.Burns replied on September 19th, 2010

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



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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