The best rock guitarist in the history of mankind. When Jimi played, the guitar seemed to be part of his body just like another limb. He was a master at mixing lead and rhythm guitar together. Unlike most guitarists, he didn't need anyone backing him up, even when he played a solo!
Jimi Hendrix could make his guitar sound like a machine gun!
My personal favorite guitarist ever. Rolling Stone put him #1 on their list, "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time". Could not read music yet played like he'd had lessons since the first day of his life. I'd like to know, how the hell is he overrated, and not the best guitarist ever?
Some complaints against him:
1. He was limited to the blues and a 4/4 time frame.
a. Sure his songs all had that time frame, but if you think he was limited to the blues than you're a fucking douche. He had rock songs, blues songs, and psychadelic songs. So yeah, more than blues.
2. He plays very sloppy guitar.
a. Think again, dumbass. Recording technology back then didn't allow him the same clarity as bands in later decades, so the music occasionally sounded like crap. But the man himself played neatly.
3. Jimi can't play very fast, nor does he have good techniques.
a. One person wrote that he played the same scales and keys all the time. Wrong, he had great variety. And bullshit that he can't play fast, just listen to the alternate recording of Spanish Castle Magic for some fast stuff. Besides, speed isn't everything otherwise DragonForce would be the best band, right?
4. He's not the greatest guitarist ever, many have surpassed his skill.
a. Such idiotic words. He hadn't played guitar for very long, couldn't read or write music, made amazing solos and riffs on the spot, and kicked everyone's ass. How many others can say the same thing? Oh, zero. Because he does kic...
Highly influential and extremeley Guitarist of the 20th Century, widely regarded to be the greatest Guitarist ever. See also: God.
And Hendrix said let there be light, and there was light. And Hendrix saw that it was good.
An amazingly talented guitarist, with signature songs like Voodoo Child, Little Wing, Purple Haze, Red House, All Along the Watchtower, The Star Spangled Banner...etc. He only got to live for 27 years, but he was then easily remembered as the greatest guitarist in the world. He became the reason people learn to play guitar.
A: Hendrix fuckin' rules!!!!
B: Fuck yeah!!
One of the greatest guitarists of our time and as aptly pointed out by Brittany R. the man who helped free the slaves.
History Channel Voiceover: The year was 1864. The Union trooops had almost defeated the Confederates in their battle to free the slaves. The absolute final turning point was when a black man dressed in phychedelic clothing and somehow having an electric guitar did something amazing.
Jimi:(Singing and playing his wicked licks)Purple haze all in my brain. Living things just don't seem the same. Acting funny but I don't know why. Scuse me while I kiss the sky.
History Channel Dude: Thanks to the amazing rendition of this and other now classic Hendrix tunes, the slaveowners were so distracted in amazement that they didn't bother watching all of their slaves escaping toward the North. Thanks to this, Jimi became known the world over as the man who helped free the slaves and whose clone played the same great music in the 60's. We thank you Jimi. Rock on, dude.
the best muthafckin guitarist that ever will come. nobody comes close 2 this nigga he insane. listen 2 awesome songs like crosstown traffic, all along the watchtower, and my personal favorite voodoo child. go cop some of his albums.
-ay who u think is tha best guitarist ever?
-awwww man. jimi hendrix without a doubt.
You guys don't know jack about Jimi Hendrix.
Jimi Hendrix is the ultimate musical genious of our world. He is better at guitar dead than anyone on earth today. We should all be put to shame for having spoken his name, for we are unworthy.
Jimi Hendrix is god.
(1942-1970)Blues guitarist from Seattle, Washington. The greatest virtuoso ever to pick up an instrument.
Jimi Hendrix plays seemingly impossible things that border on the supernatural.