Hey Joe - Jimi Hendrix (easy chord version)

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Jimi Hendrix is considered by many guitarists to be THE BEST GUITARIST EVER. So it's pretty cool we have a song of his that we can play at this level! This song also works through all the major chords we have learned so far in the reverse order (C,G,D,A and E!) In many ways this is an essential test as to if you can move on from Level 5 yet- so not one to be missed!

Click here to get the chords, lyrics and accurate TAB for this lesson as part of Andy's recommended electric songbook for beginners! 

Hey Joe Chord sheet link

If your more advanced- have a go at the intro and licks with this lesson!

'Hey Joe' by Jimi Hendrix - Intro Lead line + Licks lesson!

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Neck diagrams for intro

See below neck diagrams to help you understand the intro, which goes between position 1 and position 2 of the E minor pentatonic scale - essential knowledge for improving lead guitar players!

E minor pentatonic position 1

Higher octave in red, numbers indicate intervals proportionate to the E note, shown as 1.

E minor pentatonic position 2

Higher octave in red, numbers indicate intervals proportionate to the E note, shown as 1. These are all the same notes just in a different position!

'Hey Joe' - Original Jimi Hendrix recording

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