Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland - Transcribed Score

by Noe "The G" Goldwasser

Hal Leonard #0-7935-4269-3

Description The entire Electric Ladyland transcribed in tab and standard notation
Posted By Lior Ella (190)
Directory Books/Tab: Rock/Pop
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On 6/4/2001, Lior Ella (190) posted:
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I heard once a tale about the legendary Book of Wisdom - a book that holds within it all the knowledge in the world, or something of the sort. It was of course a much sought-after book, and many people spent their entire lives looking for it. The catch with this book, however, was that how much was actually written in the book when its reader opened it depended on how wise that reader was. Ordinary people could see nothing more than a lot of empty pages, and the wiser ones could, naturally, see a little bit more.

Now, why did I tell you about it? Well, this book, the Electric Ladyland transcription, is indeed the Book of Wisdom for the average Hendrix fan. Electric Ladyland, being the most Hendrixish album of the lot, does hold within it invaluable knowledge for anyone looking to learn more about our beloved guitar patron, and this book has every single note of every single instrument recorded on the album, and all of them are so accurate you'll sometimes simply not believe people went through so much trouble just for a single book. However, as you could probably hear when listening to the recording, there is nothing easy to play on this album, and the average Hendrix fan may lack the technical knowledge to actually make anything out of it. Now, I'm not saying it's like a Chopin partitura and you need a masters degree in musicology to know what's going on, but you do need to know more than your basic theory to make the most out of it. So, tf you're theory savvy AND a good guitar player, then by all means, go for it. There are enough rhythmic and melodic structures here to keep you preoccupied for weeks, and in the process teach you everything you need to know about Hendrix's music.

The book, in any case, has it all. Even the first track on the album (the one with all the incoherent noise) is transcribed. Quite amazing.
Suitable for advanced guitarists