The Jimi Hendrix Scale - Part Two



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The Jimi Hendrix Scale - Part Two


Take a step further with the unique sounds of the "Jimi Hendrix Scale" by applying it off of the 5th string root pentatonic... 

If you like, Progressive Rock, Blues-Rock, Fusion or Funk / Jazz and Rhythm and Blues... I'd definitely suggest spending some time jamming on these Dominant 7th (aug. 9th) chords, using this modified Minor Pentatonic idea. 

MINOR PENTATONIC: (D Tonic notes)



Now we'll drop the tonic notes down by a half-step and create the "Jimi Hendrix Scale."

THE JIMI HENDRIX SCALE: (C# Tonic)



The scales new tonic (C#) will be related to the major third of the associated Dominant 7th (#9) chord. In this case, the "C#" is the major 3rd of an "A7(#9)." 

The "A7(#9) Chord:

Now comes the fun stuff. We'll create a guitar lick using the "C# Jimi Hendrix Scale," that functions for use over the "A7(#9)" chord.

 The "C# Jimi Hendrix Scale" (Lick Example):

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This scale offers some really cool sounds and some great fret-board shapes to be able to play over those altered dominant chords. And, just like with any other scale, the more practice time you put into this stuff, the more interesting melodic ideas that you'll discover along the way... So, I hope you have fun jamming on these ideas.

Click here to view Part One of this lesson.

Watch the video below... "The Jimi Hendrix Scale"

The Jimi Hendrix Scale


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