Jimi Hendrix Experience

Hey Jo

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Hey Jo

	  		 E-Mail: [email protected] 
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Tuning: Standard 
 
*** 
This is the way I have been taught to play "Hey Joe" it is not copied or anything. 
Mainly because I don't know where to get the tab book from! 
*** 
 
INTRO: 
 
This is a classic Hendrix intro. It shows his amazing ability to make just about 
anything sound great. 
                                               
e|---0---0---------------0---0---0---0---0---------------------| 
B|--/5---3---------------0---0---0---0---0---------------------| 
G|-----------4\2-0-------1---4---4---3---1---------7-----7-----| 
D|-----------------0h2---2---5---5---4---2-----7h9-7-7h9-7--9--| 
A|-----------------------2---5---5---4---2-----7-----7------7--| 
E|---------------------0-------0---0---0-----------------------| 
 
************************************************ 
 
Rhythm: (Verse) 
 
Hendrix's Rhythm is probably the most complicated thing he does. You can't just play 
the chords on their own. It may sound good but it doesn't work. Try playing 
variations of the following two rhythm sequences. For full effect, I play a mix of  
both: 
 
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Variation 1: (x8) 
 
For the sixth bar, sometimes Hendrix just carrys on with the previous bar. 
But only occasionally. 
 
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|---------------| 
B|----------------|----------------|----------------|---------------| 
G|----------------|--4-------------|----------------|--6------------| 
D|--5----------5--|--5-------------|--7----------7--|--7------------| 
A|--3-----5/7-----|--5----------5--|--5-----7/9-----|--7----------7-| 
E|----------------|--3-----5/7-----|----------------|--5-----7/9----| 
 
               . 
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|---------------| 
B|----------------|----------------|----------------|---------------| 
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|---------------| 
D|--9-----9----9--|--------5-------|------FILL1-----|------FILL2----| 
A|--7-----7----7--|----5-----7-----|----------------|---------------| 
E|----------------|--7---7---------|----------------|---------------| 
 
Do what sounds right to you in the "FILL" bars. 
But there are some examples at the bottom of the page. 
-------------------- 
 
Variation 2: (x8) 
 
For the sixth bar, sometimes Hendrix just carrys on with the previous bar. 
But only occasionally. A lot of trills are used for this piece 
 
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|---------------| 
B|--5----5h6p5----|----------------|--7----7h8p7----|---------------| 
G|--5----------5--|--4----4h5p4----|--7----------7--|--6----6h7p6---| 
D|--5-------------|--5----------5--|--7-------------|--7----------7-| 
A|--3-------------|--5-------------|--5-------------|--7------------| 
E|----------------|--3-------------|----------------|--5------------| 
 
               . 
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|---------------| 
B|----------------|----------------|----------------|---------------| 
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|---------------| 
D|--9-----9----9--|--------5-------|------FILL1-----|------FILL2----| 
A|--7-----7----7--|----5-----7-----|----------------|---------------| 
E|----------------|--7---7---------|----------------|---------------| 
 
Do what sounds right to you in the "FILL" bars. 
But there are some examples at the bottom of the page. 
 
****************************************************** 
 
SOLO: 
 
This is the best part of the song. Jimi has a great nack for solos. 
I think that this one is especially good. 
 
The rhythm is played in the background. 
 
 
e|--12----------12---------------------------------------------------| 
B|--15{17}---------{17}{15}-12-------------12------------------------| 
G|-----------------------------14{16}---------{16}{14}--12-----------| 
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------| 
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------| 
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------| 
 
                
e|--12----------12---------------------------------------------------| 
B|--15{17}---------{17}{15}-12-------------12------------------------| 
G|-----------------------------14{16}---------{16}{14}--12-14-12-----| 
D|---------------------------------------------------------------14\-| 
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------| 
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------| 
 
                                                 . 
e|-----------------------------------------------12----------12------| 
B|--12----12\---------------------12-12----------15{17}------15{17}--| 
G|--12----12\---------------------12-12------------------------------| 
D|-----14-------------------12-14-------14\--------------------------| 
A|----------------------/14------------------------------------------| 
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------| 
 
 
e|--12--12--12-------------------------------------------| 
B|--12--15--12-----------12-15-12------------------------| 
G|-------------14{16}---------------14--------14-12\-----| 
D|-------------------------------------12-14-------------| 
A|-------------------------------------------------------| 
E|-------------------------------------------------------| 
 
 
e|--------------12-15{17}------12--------------12--------------------| 
B|-----------12-----------------------------15----15-----------------| 
G|-14{16}-------------------------14{16}-------------{16}{14}-12-----| 
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------| 
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------| 
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------| 
 
 
e|--------------------------------------| 
B|-----------------------12-------------| 
G|-----------------------12-------------| 
D|---14\-----------12-14-------14\------| 
A|-------------/14----------------------| 
E|--------------------------------------| 
 
********************************************** 
 
BRIDGE: 
 
This is the final part in the song. It comes straight after the solo. But it is also 
played once or twice more. It's a great little finger exercise as well. 
                                                  . 
e|-----------------------------------------------------| 
B|-----------------------------------------------------| 
G|-----------------------------------------------------| 
D|----------------------------------9------9------9----| 
A|--3---------2-3-4-5---------4-5-6-7------7------7----| 
E|----0-1-2-3---------2-3-4-5--------------------------| 
 
********************************************** 
 
From now on the Rhythm part is played over and over again until it fades. 
 
THE END. You have now learnt "Hey Joe" by Jimi Hendrix. 
 
********************************************** 
 
FILLS: 
 
Try these FILLS for the Rhythm 
 
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THESE ARE FOR "FILL 1" ONLY: 
                . 
e|----------------| 
B|----------------| 
G|----------------| 
D|----------------| 
A|--7-----7-----7-| 
E|----------------| 
 
or 
                . 
e|----------------| 
B|----------------| 
G|----------------| 
D|--------9-----9-| 
A|--7-----7-----7-| 
E|----------------| 
 
-------- 
 
THESE ARE FOR "FILL 2" ONLY: 
              . 
e|----------------| 
B|----------------| 
G|--7h9-----7-----| 
D|------------9---| 
A|----------------| 
E|----------------| 
 
or 
                . 
e|----------------| 
B|----------------| 
G|----------------| 
D|--9-----7-----9-| 
A|--7-----5-----7-| 
E|----------------| 
 
************************************** 
 
If you find any mistakes, please send them to me. 
My E-Mail is at the top of the page. 
 
Adam 
 

		  

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