ELECTRIC INTERMEDIATES
Before tackling this course, you should be comfortable with all the material from Hendrix-style Chords Part 1

Welcome to the second part of our "Hendrix-style" chords course! In this section we will be taking the theory we talked about in the Part 1 (adding pentatonics to chords) and learning the same lick based in each position. This is an effective way to put the Hendrix-style into practice! Some of these licks are very challenging, so take your time and, as always, have fun!

Summary: C Shape Lick

In the lick we are using the chords F and Bb, and in this example we are playing both chords using the C shape. The first thing you need to remember is that the C shape has pentatonic shape 4 underneath it, so that is where the notes of the lick are sourced. Here is a fretboard diagram to clarify:

Materials: Tab

To really digest the lick and learn it properly you need to master the rhythm of it. To help with this we have the full tab of the exercise. Use the slow down and looper functions on the tab viewer to help you master the lick!

Summary: A Shape Lick

In the lick we are using the chords F and Bb, and in this example we are playing both chords using the A shape. The first thing you need to remember is that the A shape has pentatonic shape 5 underneath it, so that is where the notes of the lick are sourced. Here is a fretboard diagram to clarify:

Materials: Tab

To really digest the lick and learn it properly you need to master the rhythm of it. To help with this we have the full tab of the exercise. Use the slow down and looper functions on the tab viewer to help you master the lick!

Summary: G Shape Lick

In the lick we are using the chords F and Bb, and in this example we are playing both chords using the G shape. The first thing you need to remember is that the G shape has pentatonic shape 1 underneath it, so that is where the notes of the lick are sourced. Here is a fretboard diagram to clarify:

Materials: Tab

To really digest the lick and learn it properly you need to master the rhythm of it. To help with this we have the full tab of the exercise. Use the slow down and looper functions on the tab viewer to help you master the lick!

Summary: E Shape Lick

In the lick we are using the chords F and Bb, and in this example we are playing both chords using the E shape. The first thing you need to remember is that the E shape has pentatonic shape 2 underneath it, so that is where the notes of the lick are sourced. Here is a fretboard diagram to clarify:

Materials: Tab

To really digest the lick and learn it properly you need to master the rhythm of it. To help with this we have the full tab of the exercise. Use the slow down and looper functions on the tab viewer to help you master the lick!

Summary: D Shape Lick

In the lick we are using the chords F and Bb, and in this example we are playing both chords using the D shape. The first thing you need to remember is that the D shape has pentatonic shape 3 underneath it, so that is where the notes of the lick are sourced. Here is a fretboard diagram to clarify:

Materials: Tab

To really digest the lick and learn it properly you need to master the rhythm of it. To help with this we have the full tab of the exercise. Use the slow down and looper functions on the tab viewer to help you master the lick!

Ready to move on? Remember to check out every lesson in this unit first – then try the next unit...

Hendrix-style Chords Part 3

In this final section we will be adding minor chords to pentatonics and applying everything we have learnt so far to a very challenging "Hendrix-style" tune! This song a nod to "Little Wing", and will help you fully understand the Hendrix approach!