Jimi Hendrix: Are You Experienced?

Group guitar class taught by Joey Weidner

1 hour per week · intermediate

4.9 (7 reviews)

During this 5 week course, I will be your personal guide as we explore some of the most influential and righteous guitar playing of all time. In 1967, upon the release of his debut album 'Are You Experienced?', Jimi Hendrix changed music forever. His revolutionary approach to guitar playing and songwriting was unlike anything ever heard before. From his beautiful rhythm playing, to the earth-shattering riffs and the blistering solos, Jimi's incredible talents have inspired every generation of guitarist since. He still sounds fresh, exciting and original today, almost 60 years on. In this fun and interactive class, we will explore the mechanics of his playing, his approach to rhythm, lead, tone, phrasing, double stops, and how to combine it all together. You will start to understand how he played so fluidly, and find freedom on the fretboard. I have selected 5 songs from the album that I deem to be the most educational and inspiring. We will study them together from the ground up, and learn the methods of (arguably) the greatest guitarist of all time. The goal of this class is not to learn these songs note for note. In fact, it's unlikely that Jimi himself ever played them the same way twice. We will instead be exploring this music to capture the SPIRIT of Jimi’s playing, and use it to ignite the FIRE of our own. So the question is, Are You Experienced?

What's included

Video chat lessons

Learn and ask questions with Joey Weidner every week.

Lesson replays

Unlimited access to recordings from class.

Private community

Practice with people who share your love of guitar.

Taught by Joey Weidner
Teaching on Til since 2021

4.95 · 53 students

Yo! I'm a Guitarist, Songwriter and Educator based in West Cork, Ireland. My passion for Blues, Soul and Rock guitar has led me to teach private students all over the world. I'm very excited to finally offer you live group classes. Let's learn together as a community!
What you'll do

Style and Techniques

Hendrix was an unbelievably well-rounded musician, and there are endless things to learn from him. Throughout this class, we will be developing our skills across the board on areas such as: Triads (1st, 2nd, 3rd inversions); Double Stops; Rhythm & Lead; Cool Chords; Pocket & Groove; CAGED system; Phrasing ; Playing with intent; Song Composition

Recreating Jimi's tone

Throughout this class, I will demonstrate how to recreate some of Jimi's most iconic guitar tones. We will be looking at everything from his delicate clean tone to his gnarly fuzz-soaked lead tone

Weekly challenges and Homework assignments

Each week you will get the chance to show off your Hendrix chops! You'll be given fun challenges and homework assignments, during which you'll have an opportunity to demonstrate your progress to the class, and solidify your new groovy guitar skills.

FINDING YOUR VOICE

The goal of this class is not to learn these songs note for note. We will be exploring this music to capture the SPIRIT of Jimi’s playing, and use it to ignite the FIRE of our own. The things you'll learn in this class will be applicable to you at every stage of your guitar journey.

Band Of Gypsys

During this class you will be part of an awesome online community of guitarists from all over the world, united by the love of Jimi's music. You will have access to the community forum, where you can chat, make friends, ask me questions, and post videos of your progress.

Songs we’ll be studying

I have specifically selected 5 tracks to study over the course of this class. I will be your musical guide as we learn guitar from (arguably) the greatest guitarist of all time. TRACKS: Hey Joe, Purple Haze, Wind Cries Mary, Foxy Lady, Red House.

Who you are
Although beginners are welcome, most of the stuff we'll cover will be challenging to someone at the beginning of their guitar journey It would certainly help to have: A basic knowledge of the CAGED system and chord triads; An understanding of Barre Chords; A basic knowledge of the major / minor pentatonic scale
What to bring
Your favourite guitar!
4.9 (7 reviews)
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Brad M.
March 2023

Awesome class. Would definitely take another class from Joey. Very organized and great approach to the material.

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Ron R.
March 2023

This was the hardest guitar course I’ve ever taken. Joey was excellent at explaining the basics before jumping into the guts of the songs. I’m motivated to keep practicing the songs to get better with them.

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Dan M.
March 2023

I really enjoyed this class. Joey is an engaging teacher with a great thread to his lessons, he keeps everything to the point and in context and teaches a very open and adaptable approach to the songs that keeps them fun and is workable at many skill levels.

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Thorarinn T.
March 2023

Great format and a really good teacher. I highly recommend him.

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