A Musical Cryptogram on the name Jimi Hendrix is a piece I composed where I attached a musical note to a letter in his name. At the end of the video you can see the key. When I uploaded it to Spotify they said I couldn’t use a famous persons name so it is called, A Musical Cryptogram on the Name of a Famous Left-Handed Guitarist, on Spotify.
I’ve been a huge fan of Jimi Hendrix since I was in middle school and Purple Haze is one of my favorite songs of his. I decided to finally arrange it for guitar and it wasn’t easy, especially the solo. How do you arrange the solo and still have fingers available to play harmony parts???
Score/tab is available at Sheet Music Plus (Click on the picture below)
I love the sound of a wah pedal. I have used it for many years while playing electric guitar. I decided to give it a try with my nylon string. I’m using a Crybaby Wah pedal…
Here are a few of my favorite Wah moments….
Sweet Child O’ Mine solo by Slash. This is the solo that got me into playing guitar. The wah pedal begins around the 3:03 mark.
Voodoo Child by Jimi Hendrix. The classic wah opening and he uses the pedal on and off throughout the piece. I couldn’t find the studio version on Youtube but check it out for the beautiful wah wah pedal opening.
Gory Head Stump by Buckethead. Buckethead uses a ton of wah in many of his songs. He begins using the wah around the 2:21 mark.