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Songs with the "Hendrix" chord...
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4 November 2012
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RunForYourLife
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I've noticed that 7#9 "Hendrix" chords (Think of Purple Haze or Foxy Lady) popped up a bit in early(ish) Beatles songs. Apparently, they referred to it as the "Gretty chord" after Jim Gretty, the music-store salesman who had taught them how to play it.

 

- It's the final chord of the solo in Till There Was You

- John switches to it twice at about 2:54 into She's A Woman

George starts off with it in the second solo in Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby

- The Word "suggests" it (It's played as an F5 chord on the top two strings, but it "becomes" a D7#9 since the song is in D, this is also how George plays it in ETTBMB)

- It's the second chord of the verses in Michelle

- Taxman is probably the most well known use, with the D7 occasionally becoming a D7#9 during the verse (Right after the "Let me tell you how it will be...")

 

Some people also say that John plays a D7#9 on the "I-TOLD-YOU-BE-FORE" bit in You Can't Do That, but I only hear a D7.

14 November 2012
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14 November 2012
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The opening guitar sound of "It's All Too Much" has an undeniably Hendrix sound.

25 November 2012
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