Monday, 5 December 2011
Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix
So I have been Doing a bit more research of Synaesthesia in a more musical term, as mentioned in the earlier posts Jimmy Hendrix had synaesthesia.
So why Purple Haze? Well i have been doing a bit of research and i found out that Jimmy Hendrix made a chord which is believe it or not "The Jimmy Hendrix Chord"
Postdoctoral Researcher Luke Barnes describes the chord as "dominant 7 #9 chord – e.g. C7#9 contains the notes C E GBb D#. The dissonance between the E and the D# (the major and minor third in C respectively) creates the gritty, edgy, crunchy rock sound that Hendrix uses in Foxy Lady and Purple Haze."
Quite Interesting isn't it :D
They say that when Jimmy Hendrix Played this particular chord for the introduction to the song he thought he could see a Purple Haze.
Have a listen for yourself and see what you think.