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Aloha. (TUES 4.6.09)In any conversation that pops up about classic rock-n-roll and / or guitarists, Jimi Hendrix’s name should always pop up, in some shape or form. Hendrix was not just a superior guitarist, but an excellent singer and songwriter. He played a significant role in popularizing the wah-wah pedal in mainstream rock “which he often used to deliver an exaggerated pitch in his solos, particularly with high bends and use of legato based around the pentatonic scale.” (google that for the definition of this technical jargon). Hendrix was influenced by heavy hitters in music, such as Muddy Waters, BB King, Curtis Mayfield and Albert King, thus giving him his unique blend of jazz, R&B, blues and classic rock-n-roll. Besides...

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