[Harp-L] 1. OT guitar tunings
Jimi played with Fender Rock 'N' Roll light-gauge strings, using a regular E string for a B and sometimes a tenor A string for a little E (.010, .013, .015, .026, .032, .038). Through the very early parts of his career Jimi tuned his strings to the standard tuning of E, A, D, G, B, E, but sometime after June of 1967 he tuned his guitar down half a step to B-flat, A-flat, and so on. This tuning not only made it easier for Jimi to sing but it also made it easier for him to do string bends, which of course was one of Jimi's trademark techniques.
This is common with many 12 string guitar players to tune below concert pitch
It should be noted that Jimi was left handed and played a right-hand strung guitar. While he is well known for his lighting fast leads and feedback, he was an incredible rhythm guitarist who played incredible chords and double stops. My favorite piece is "Little Wing" which Maestro "Toots Thielemans" has a nice interpretation with strings.
Biscuit boy Two exits down and 28 West check out Murali Coryell www.muralicoryell.com. He is wonderful Hendrix interpreter and his version of Little Wing is one of the most respectable around
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