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Jimi Hendrix Guitar Riff - Manic Depression

This free Jimi Hendrix guitar riff is "Manic Depression". Here's the intro to the song and I'll teach you the verse next.This is a great beginner Jimi Hendrix guitar riff only using 2 strings. Notice how this riff follows the blues pentatonic scale.

tune down half step

"Manic Depression" is tuned down 1/2 step so make sure your guitar is in tune by going to the guitar tuner page. If you don't want to tune your guitar down for this song then just add 1 to each note shown on the tabs below.

 

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jimi hendrix manic depression intro

Jimi Hendrix "Manic Depression" Intro

 

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Here is the verse to "Manic Depression" by Jimi Hendrix. Again the verse follows the blues pentatonic scale. In the 1st two measures Jimi slides in from the 5th pattern of the blues pentatonic scale on the low E string adding some flavor not seen in the intro.

jimi hendrix manic depression verse

Jimi Hendrix "Manic Depression" Verse

 

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