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Hendrix Comping Formula (Guitar Lesson)


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Brendan Burns

Hendrix Comping Formula

Brendan Burns discusses how Hendrix comped his rhythmic sequences.

Taught by Brendan Burns in Style of Jimi Hendrix seriesLength: 4:43Difficulty: 1.5 of 5


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DrudionDrudion replied on September 8th, 2014

Good lesson but supplemental doesn't match the material

velonyvelony replied on January 21st, 2014

Awesome and simply beautiful, Thanks for this lesson.

marshall laneymarshall laney replied on October 6th, 2010

Nice sound there Brenan , very Jimi sounding.there was a PC game a few years back called " Viet Cong " & there was a Hendrix style riff played throughout that game & I believe its on youtube too.Are there no supplemental material with this lesson ? Keep 'em coming Brendan you're great !

Brendan.BurnsBrendan.Burns replied on October 7th, 2010

Thanks for the heads-up on the supplemental material. I'm looking into that for you.

restrummerrestrummer replied on September 23rd, 2010

very cool. I use this style somewhat but you break it down nicely. We both know Hendrix was a master mind and his playing was out of this world and ahead of its time. But is it just me in my thinking that his style is not that hard to emulate compared to other styles?

playaxemanplayaxeman replied on September 23rd, 2010

Yes very usefull I gonna use it in my playing.

jesperlindejesperlinde replied on September 23rd, 2010

Clever formula like it.. :) Just took one step forward with my playing.

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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