Purple Haze Chords for Guitar

The main chord progression for Purple Haze is one of the best examples of Jimi Hendrix’ chord-playing style and it is easy to see why it has become one of the most popular guitar songs around. Although a standard E, G and A progression provides the main structure in Purple Haze, chords that are used in this song are voiced slightly differently, giving that unique Jimi sound.

The names of the chords used in Purple Haze may make a bit intimidating for beginners, but they are relatively easy to play. Timing, on the other hand, will be crucial if you want to get those chords to sound right.

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4 Responses to “Purple Haze Chords for Guitar”

  1. Louis April 8, 2012 at 5:10 am #

    Another gift from you to us and it’s a great one. Thanks a million times over for every lesson and taking the time. Can you get some Joplin and Stones as well? Some stoogies, gimmie danger?

  2. Skewback August 2, 2012 at 3:50 pm #

    Nice, you make that look so easy!

  3. tone August 18, 2012 at 12:30 pm #

    nice work

  4. Joe Jacobs August 22, 2013 at 8:06 am #

    Awesome Colin! But, you should of included all the short tabs for this lesson (PDF), including the easier chords to Purple Haze… ya’ know, the “cheat Chords.” :-)

    Thanx,
    Jake

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