Watch the Jimi Hendrix online guitar lesson by Jeff McErlain from Kings of Tone
In this section I try to channel some of the Machine Gun vibe from the great Band of Gypsys record. That solo contains what I feel is best single note on record that kicks in at 3:56 on the CD. The emotion contained in that one note gives me chills every time I hear it, I am not exaggerating. So as a player we can try to channel moments like that into our own playing, but we need to practice things like that. Sometimes they will just come out live and be great but that is rare. I have heard other recordings of Machine Gun where he goes for the same note but it doesn't have the same intensity as this recording. My point is that he had done it before, and this time he nailed it. I am glad they were recording that night!