Fort Lauderdale Guitar Teacher Dyce Kimura Playing Jimmie Hendrix Little Wing “Stevie Ray Vaughan Style”
This is my rendition of Little Wing by Jimi Hendrix. When I learned to play this song at 16 I was totally mesmerized by Stevie Ray Vaughan’s guitar playing. As a kid, I would have given a lung to play like Stevie. I remember practicing this song all summer long when I was a teenager and being so obsessed with this style of guitar playing. I think it helped that my guitar teacher at the time was really good at this style and I learned it from him.
Dyce Kimura is a highly sought-after Fort Lauderdale Guitar Teacher and has vast experience teaching all styles and genres and ages. Dyce has had tremendous success in teaching people to improvise and have real authority on their instrument. To learn more about his teaching click here or call today at 7864573687.
One of the main things that I learned from Jimi Hendrix was how to breakdown chords. Instead of playing the whole chord I learned how to play bits and pieces of the chord and how to change voicings inside the chord. Hendrix taught me to move inside of rhythm guitar with the creative freedom similar to solos. This is really clear upon listening to this track from the beginning up to the 35 second mark.
The beautiful guitar playing and chord structure has a lot to do with why thiss song is an all-time classic and a staple among guitar players.
Once blues rockers get past the basics of power chords and arpeggios, they can aspire to play more complex chord shapes with subtle lead inflections like Hendrix did on Little Wing.
I have enjoyed playing this song since I learned it as a kid and I finally got around to recording it in a studio when I was in my late 20s.
For guitars I used an SRV signature strat and a Pavel custom strat. For amps I used a Mesa Boogie Nomad in stereo with a Marshall DSL 2000.
Now days I still use the techniques I learned from this song all the time. Practically every single major or minor chord is an opportunity to break it down and add Hendrix flair to it. I have seen this type of guitar playing rampant in modern country and rock and R&B. Hendrix’s influences are still everywhere I look if you ask me. Thanks for listening!
Dyce also teaches Fort Lauderdale guitar lessons all week long to guitar players in Hollywood, Aventura and Hallandale areas. He is alss busy teaching around the world with Skype blues guitar lessons as well. To learn more go to his website at dycekimura.com or call at 7864573687.