Purple Haze Chords for Guitar

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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Louis Reply

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?

Skewback Reply

Nice, you make that look so easy!

tone Reply

nice work

Joe Jacobs Reply

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.” 🙂


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