Lyle Has Fun Jamming On The Jimi Hendrix Classic Purple Haze!!

Written by admin on May 5th, 2011

Hey all. Just a little post here with me having fun jamming to Purple Haze! The tune is of course an iconic guitar piece that begs to be a mixture of Hendrix and the individual playing it. Which is why I stick pretty much to the first solo, ala Jimi, then I go off on my own for the extended outro solo which is where the fun is, in my opinion. If there is any interest, I’ll do another post which will have the tabs for the intro and the original solo from Jimi…I will tell you that the scales I was using for my outro solo are a s follows: D major, G major and E minor pentatonic. Three simple scales with a lot of punch that fit so nicely over the end changes…:)

Now the solo is not perfect by any means. If I was actually playing with live players and not sitting down…the solo would have a different feel…but that’s the beauty of improvising…you make do with your mood, environment and playing situation. I also could have done this solo many time until I felt it was “right”…but that would take away from the spontaneity and improvisational spirit of the tune.

So there ya go! I hope you enjoy and feel free to leave me a comment! Ciao.



14 Comments so far ↓

  1. AB says:

    Great stuff!! Just makes me want to pick up my guitar and jam right now :)

    • admin says:

      Cool AB…I’m sure your guitar is looking forward to it…:) Take care and all the best.


  2. Sam Deniger says:

    Nice playing – respect !

  3. Darren Howarth says:

    Dude!! That sounded awesome! I loved your playing at the end of the song. Looks like i’m gonna have to practice some more before i get to your level.

    • admin says:

      Wow. Thanks Darren. I’m not sure how long you have been playing for, but all that is needed is practice, good ears and a few years playing in a good band! Not necessarily in that order…:) Thanks again for the fantastic comment and keep on rockin’…!!


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  5. Chris Pedder says:

    That was some great playing Lyle :0 I loved how you just went for it at the end of the song. I think I’m going to have to transcribe some of those lines!!


    • admin says:

      Thanks Chris…and if you do transcribe some of my improv…send it to me so I’ll know what the heck I’m playing…:) Take care and keep on dropping by!


  6. david says:

    Very cool Lyle. I’ll make sure to take out the old 6 string and learn a few licks on LR Guitar. keep up the good work. Cheers

    • admin says:

      Thanks David. Your words are greatly appreciated. Take care and my best to all.


  7. Joseph Melcher says:

    That was killa!!!!


    • admin says:

      Glad you thought so Joseph..there were a couple of flubs but it’s all rock n roll…:) Take care and all the best.