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Songs with the "Hendrix" chord...
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RunForYourLife
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4 November 2012 - 6.53am

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.

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frankdialogue
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14 November 2012 - 6.18am

Possibly 'I Want You/She's So Heavy'?

There's interesting stuff going on in that one, with both the guitars and organ, and some augmented stuff in the bass.

 

How about 'Come Together',with the bass and piano?

Duke_of_Kirkcaldy
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14 November 2012 - 7.07am

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

Trevor Kraus
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25 November 2012 - 8.14am

I have no background in music theory and don't play an instrument, so I might be in over my head here. But speaking of Hendrix, can someone try to explain how the bridge in ADITL was inspired by Hey Joe? The aaahhs part of ADITL is probably my favourite 30 seconds of music ever, so I'm particularly interested to hear which parts of Hey Joe it sounds like.

 

http://www.rollingstone.com/mu.....oe-0439233

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25 November 2012 - 1.35pm

paulsbass said

Trevor Kraus said
I have no background in music theory and don't play an instrument, so I might be in over my head here. But speaking of Hendrix, can someone try to explain how the bridge in ADITL was inspired by Hey Joe? The aaahhs part of ADITL is probably my favourite 30 seconds of music ever, so I'm particularly interested to hear which parts of Hey Joe it sounds like.

http://www.rollingstone.com/mu.....oe-0439233

Hi Trevor!

I guess you could be interested in this little thread here...

But beware, it might ruin your afternoon...

http://www.beatlesbible.com/fo.....l-or-john/

It might ruin your will to survive.

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

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26 November 2012 - 9.05am

Haha I know what it is without even looking. I've read that thread and other similar ones on enough forums to know that it never ends. Is that the part that supposedly comes from Hey Joe? I know it's the same chords as the na na na part of Hush by Deep Purple/Billy Joe Royal/Joe South.

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vonbontee
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27 November 2012 - 10.17pm

Yes, that's the part in question, I can totally hear the "Hey Joe" connection and I never learned that or thought about it until reading it here!

If you can hear how the ADITL bridge relates to "Hush", just try to imagine the "Hey Joe" chords sequence played overtop. Or think of "Hey Joe" being stretched so each chord lasts twice as many bars.

I remember George saying 'Blimey, he's always talking about “Yesterday”, you'd think he was Beethoven or somebody' - Paul McCartney

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Joe
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4 December 2012 - 5.05pm

Yep, the same chords. C, G, D, A, E. If you can play those you can strum along to Hey Joe, and the middle bit of ADITL.

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