This Free Online Guitar Lesson is with Jimi Hendrix‘s Little Wing.
Little Wing is burned into most of us guitar players. I realize that I had not been playing it exactly the right way for the last 30 years 🙂 So, I learned it in a manner much closer to the original. But even after learning it, my hands were too small to actually play it correctly in some ways.
I think the thing to do in this situation is make it your own because his feel is so profoundly loose and great at the same time, it’s really always a bit out of reach.
For the Little Wing solo after the intro I just did my own thing.
I have an original Octavia, made by Tycobrahe. I always loved that octave fuzz sound that he got that almost sounds like a ring modulator. There are so many good reissues of the original Octavia, I don’t think an old one is necessary anymore. In particular the white Octavio by Dunlop is supposed to be amazing.
Once again, I use my Nash Strat with Lollar Pickups, and just a hair of distortion on the amp, not much.
Hope you enjoy this Little Wing video as much as I did making it!!
I probably played the intro 100 times before I attempted to film it… 🙂
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