The Left-Handed Guitar Players That Changed Music By John Engel
When it comes to rock guitar music, the apex of the genre is Jimi Hendrix. His accomplishments were of unprecedented magnitude, defining a new creative role and a new vocabulary for the electric guitar, and fusing nearly all established forms of American popular music into his own, ardently personal musical vision.
To reduce Jimi Hendrix to a guitarist would be as wrong as to rank Miles Davis as just a trumpet player. Hendrix’s compositional force and lyric writing are inseparable from his use of the instrument and are, in many ways, just as groundbreaking. In the span of merely four years, he composed a musical universe so fresh, challenging and multifaceted that it seems just as novel and eloquent several decades on.
In the Uncommon Sound book, find out some little-known facts about this giant, including his pre-fame wanderings, with Bobby Womack's own recollections of the Chitlin' Circuit tours that Hendrix took part in.
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