Kiss the Sky: The Jimi Hendrix Experience

What was so magnificent about the style and playing of Jimi? Take a look at his short, but prolific career; see his greatest performances; and discuss his unique playing style.


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  • Young Jimi in Seattle Washington- influences
  • The Army time and meeting Billy Cox
  • Jimi becomes a sideman for Little Richard, the Isley Brothers, and others.
  • Moves to New York and is discovered by Chas Chandler of the Animals goes to the UK.
  • Jimi gets the Experience and starts his fame.
  • Jimi’s three LPs, the Monterrey Pop concert, moving to the Band of Gypsies with Buddy Miles, Woodstock, The Gypsy Suns and Rainbows, The Isle of Wight Wild Blue Angels, and his premature death.


By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Understand the significance of Jimi Hendrix’s innovation with the electric guitar.
  2. Review his life and career and see how his fame unfolded.
  3. Discover the influences on Jimi’s style and music and how he influenced everyone since.
  4. Look at his equipment and how he used it, his playing techniques and uniqueness.
  5. Enjoy a retrospective on his short career and review his biggest hits and performances.

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