Jimi Hendrix, an American musician and singer-songwriter, is remembered fondly today. Hendrix died 42 years ago, yet he continues to influence many musicians. A very talented guitar player, he helped to popularize the use of the wah-wah pedal in mainstream rock. The Jimi Hendrix discography includes fifteen albums; interestingly enough, eleven of the albums were released posthumous. His music, especially the sound of his electric guitar, is iconic. Hendrix’s rendition of the American anthem, the Star-Spangled Banner, at Woodstock in 1969 will be remembered by generations.
If you would like more information about this guitar hero, you can borrow from this list of resources at the library – it’s just what you’re looking for! Online videos are also available through Films On Demand; this playlist includes information about Jimi Hendrix, some history about the guitar, and you can even watch a video to learn how to play.
Mohawk College offers Applied Music programs for those students interested in pursuing a career in the arts. To support the learning and development of our music students, the library has established a Music Subject Guide. The guide contains lots of resources to hone their skills and encourage the development of their musical talents. Tomorrow the Collaboratory hosts a free concert for all during Common Hour. Come out and listen to Morgan Donors from 12-1pm on the terrace. This band loves playing and remaking the sounds of the 60s and 70s, Funk, Rock, Soul and R&B.