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JLiCK 16: Hen­Drix LeaD/rHyTHm sTyLe

Jimi Hen­drix took his highly in­flu­en­tial rhythm and lead style from soul gi­ant Curtis May­field, com­posed from Pen­ta­tonic scales in 4ths, first in­ver­sion ma­jor chords and dec­o­ra­tive ham­mer-ons (think Lit­tle Wing, The Wind Cries Mary etc. Gui­tarists as di­verse as Steve Vai, Ste­vie Ray Vaughan and John Mayer have also em­ployed this highly ef­fec­tive ap­proach.

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