How Does Jimi Hendrix Change The World

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“Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music” - Jimi Hendrix. Music is a universal language. Even if one cannot understand the words, they can feel the beat; hear the rhythm; and accept the mood that the artist is trying to convey. It is a way to send a message to millions around the world and have each recipient interpret it uniquely. All music seems to relate to a feeling or chord within one's own person. Personally going to a concert and seeing a new band or performer helps me get an idea of who they are and just a single performance can change my whole perspective on someone. Can one simply change an audience’s perspective on issues through a single song? My initial Jimi Hendrix quote exemplifies exactly what he set…show more content…
The Experience's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame biography states: "Jimi Hendrix was arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music. Hendrix expanded the range and vocabulary of the electric guitar into areas no musician had ever ventured before. His boundless drive, technical ability and creative application of such effects as wah-wah and distortion forever transformed the sound of rock and roll." He favored overdriven amplifiers with high volume and gain; something artists before him had never tried stated by Waksman. His performance at Woodstock in 1969 of the Star Spangled Banner became a song sung at just the right moment for everyone to remember it and make a statement around the nation. During this performance Hendrix evoked the sounds of war in the jungles of Vietnam as he interpreted the National Anthem for a young and increasingly war-weary generation as described in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. By this point in the war the majority of the young population did not want to be drafted and thus was fighting to end the

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