The Jimi Hendrix Experience

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  • Jimi Hendrix Essay

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    Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer who is widely considered to be the most important electric guitarist in the history of music. Although Hendrix is known for his outstanding ability to play the guitar, he is also a very famous name in Blues music. He played the acoustic guitar but is known for his outstanding ability to play the electric guitar. With songs such as Red House, Here My Train A Comin', and Born Under a Bad Sign, Hendrix is considered

  • Hello And Goodbye Essay

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               There had been none like him, and there will be none to come. Jimi Hendrix revolutionized the way guitar and music in general is played. It is rare to hear a modern guitarist play and not sense Hendrix’s influence. Jimi Hendrix was a mirror of his era in that he epitomized the “sex, drugs, and rock and roll” life style of the late 60s. Hendrix is still immensely popular today because of his unprecedented guitar style coupled with an outrageous lifestyle

  • Essay about Jimi Hendrix

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    This future guitar master went by the name of Jimi, Jimi Hendrix. His childhood was not very fortunate, however, he did indulge himself in one particular way: Jimi loved to play the guitar. Jimi could never afford to take lessons so he taught himself. At first he played an old acoustic guitar, and later a cheap Silvertone electric. Both of these guitars were both strung for a lefty on a right-handed guitar, one of the defining Hendrix traits. Jimi would have preferred to play a guitar that was made

  • Jimi Hendrix 's Life And Accomplishments

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    One of the most influential figures in modern music to this day, Jimi Hendrix, was a complex and unusual man for his time. Being most well-known for his eccentric performances and style, both in fashion and in music, Jimi stood out in the western world 's very uniform Rock’n’Roll scene. Playing with his teeth, burning his guitar, rising to fame in a matter of weeks all contributed to his remarkable life. Jimi Hendrix’s life and rise to fame were exceptionally unordinary and extraordinarily influential

  • The Extraordinary Jimi Hendrix Essay

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    extraordinary performances, recording, and lyrics of James Marshall Hendrix have made him impossible to forget. This American rock music guitarist made a legendary mark not only in the history of rock 'n' roll but also on the pop culture as a whole (Ross 32). With unique techniques never seen before and blatant sex-related performances on stage, he became one of the most influential music figures of the 60s (Kamin). Hendrix was not born into stardom nor was it given to him by any means. He strived

  • Music And Its Impact On Music

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    time to show the “overpowered” people that they weren 't afraid. Those people looked to musicians such as; Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix, and many others to help them through that difficult time in the country. Each artist, being different genres, managed to change the way people looked at music and still today this day are remembered for their music. Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys, Elvis Presley, The Beatles and many more artists influenced people to believe music was

  • Jimi Hendrix Accomplishments

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    Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970) was one of the most influential and important guitarists in rock n’ roll history; as a matter of fact Rolling Stone considers him the greatest guitarist of all time (Rolling Stone Jimi Hendrix: Bio). Hendrix was one of the most notable musicians in the 1960s due to his technical playing style and his unorthodox stage performing. Born in Seattle, he taught himself how to play guitar during his teen years. He was largely influenced by “...blues guitarists Muddy Waters and B

  • Sarah Wager : History Of Rock And Roll

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    Research Paper Jimi Hendrix, born as Johnny Allen Hendrix, is one of the most legendary guitarists in rock music. As the Rolling Stones puts it Jimi is “ one of the biggest culture figures of the 60s” (Kemp). He has been and still is a major influence on guitarists and other musicians. Of course, like many famous musicians, he had to work his way to the top being a sideman for a bit. Hendrix was born November 27th, 1942 in Seattle, Washington. He was born Johnny Allen Hendrix but later his father

  • Psychedelic Music, Its Origins, and Its Effects on Music Today

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    Psychedelic Music, Its Origins and Its Effects on Music Today Psychedelia in music has been around for a long time and has changed much of the popular music of today. The dictionary definition of psychedelic is, “of or noting a mental state characterized by a profound sense of intensified sensory perception, sometimes accompanied by severe perceptual distortion and hallucinations and by extreme feelings of either euphoria or despair.” It started in the 1960’s with the discovery of LSD and use

  • Jimi Hendrix

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    Best known for his ground breaking achievements in guitar techniques involving feedback manipulation, Jimi Hendrix was a legendary Rock 'n Roll musician, singer and song-writer. Jimi’s first instrument was a rubbished, single string ukulele with which he still played with inspiration from hearing Elvis Presley songs. With hard work and dedication, at age 15 to his then first guitar he joined a band, the ‘Velvetones’ and after upgrading to an electric better he was accused of flaunting which compromised