Monday, 5 December 2011

Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix

Hey Folks

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.

Enjoy Muchly

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