Jimi Allen Hendrix Jimi Hendrix, a name that has and will continue to last throughout history and for years to come. Though Jimi Hendrix was just a musician he made major contributions to the music industry; which was a turning point in guitar playing. His style of guitar playing still influences musicians today. From musicians like Slash, to Prince to Eric Clapton who have all mentioned how Jimi Hendrix influenced them. This paper will not simply be about Jimi Hendrix and his music career, but it will also tell about the man off the stage, his childhood, the struggles he had to go through to get to where he was in his life, and the decisions he made that cost him not only his music career but also his life.
Guitar Research Paper By: Arman Setser The famous guitarist I am researching is Jimi Hendrix. Jimi Hendrix is widely considered one of the greatest musicians and songwriters of all time. He is well known for his work with his group “The Jimi Hendrix Experience”, headlining the 1969 “Woodstock Festival”, and the 1970 “Isle of Wight Festival.” He was born in 1942 in Seattle, Washington. He got his first guitar for $5 from one of his dad’s friends. He learned to play by practicing for several hours a day and watching others play.
First, he joined semi-professional bands such as “The Castiles” and “Steel Mill,” but he wanted to start his own band and write his own songs. That’s where the “E-Street Band” came into the rock scene. Bruce started up this band which consisted of his friends, and he made it his own. In 1972, Bruce signed with Columbia Records, which started his career (Marzi). This is the same record company that recorded ultimately one of the best ever rock records, “Greatest Hits.” On February, 27th 1995, Springsteen introduced his first ever compilation album called his “Greatest Hits.” This record is a collection of Springsteen's greatest hits through the years and four extra tracks at the end
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.
1 Miriam Moreno Woodstock 2 There was a lot of stuff that happened during the 60's. The sixties were about assassination, unforgettable fashion, new styles of music, civil rights, gay and women's liberation, Vietnam, Neil Armstrong landing on the moon, peace marches, sexual freedom, drug experimentation, and Woodstock. (Kopper,2009) All of these things changed the world of music and society. Woodstock was a three day concert, held in Catskill Mountains of New York’s Sullivan country, where people just enjoyed the great music and loved one another. Just imagine being in a concert where there is groovy performers and everyone one is happy and having a good time.
HESTEC Concert Popular concerts attract all sorts of audiences from the youngest to the oldest. One of the popular concerts that I was able to attend and that I really enjoyed this year was the Hispanic Engineering, Science, and Technology (HESTEC) Community Event. This event was on Saturday, September 5, and it was opened to the public. The HESTEC event is a yearly event the University of Texas Pan American prepares in other to motivate and so that all the children, teen, and adults can explore and get more information of any career that may interest them. Besides this goal, the UTPA also invites some Tejano singer to perform on that day.
Jimi Hendrix is most likely the most well known in hallucinogenic type and is usually thought of a standout amongst the most gifted guitarists ever. In the few years between his development as a performance specialist and his expiration from a barbiturate overdose at the stature of his notoriety, Jimi Hendrix wrought a slew of radical updates on popular music. Ascending from a broken home, neediness, and racial separation, Jimi carried unrivaled dramatic artistry, specialized capability, and innovativeness to shake music. Jimi chose to make his own particular soul impacted hallucinogenic band with himself at the steerage. The called it "The Jimi Hendrix Experience".
Of all the performers of the 60's, Hendrix was the most influential in the world of music. His technically superior ability as a guitarist far exceeded the extravagant showmanship for which he was mostly known. Hendrix influence still remains today in the playing of every guitarist. He was also a largely pivotal figure in the continuance of American black music. He intently reformed the music of his forefathers and elders of Rob Johnson, Muddy Waters, Charlie Christian, and Chuck Berry, into electrifying future soul and balladry.
It took a measly four years for this extraordinary man to leave his print on the musical world like Neil Armstrong’s foot print on the moon. Jimi Hendrix pioneered the explosive possibilities of the electric guitar, and the fact that he couldn't read music and still produce such beautiful pieces of art, completely stuns me. George Lucas, famous for the Star Wars franchise, has truly revolutionized the way we watch and hear movies. We cannot see a movie without Lucas having some sort of influence on it. He escorted the movie industry to the 21st century.
Adds Isaac, “We’ll always be a bit rootsy ‘cause it’s in the Oklahoma soil (the state is also home to artists like Bob Wills, Woody Guthrie and the versatile Leon Russell), but what we’ve never stopped aspiring to is the great songwriters and performers who struck a chord with us first, that early rock ‘n’ rock roll and soul music from Chuck Berry to Otis Redding. We’ve rediscovered that aspiration on this record. There’s a little more swing and a little more