“Bold As Love” by Jimi Hendrix

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Difficulty: Advanced

This song is tuned to Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, Bb, Eb (all flats)

Before this song confuses you too much, here is Verse 1 and Chorus
1 all together, with all guitar parts:

Here’s a video of every guitar part in the 1st Verse and the 1st Chorus:

Verse 1

Measures 1 – 4 only have one guitar part – Guitar I. This is the main
guitar played by Hendrix.

Measures 1-4

Measures 5 – 8

In Measures 5 – 8 there are two added guitar parts. First, let’s focus
on the initial guitar part. The other two guitar parts will be further
down. Here are Measures 5 – 8 that Hendrix plays:

Added Guitar Parts:

What we have done here is attach Guitar I to the added part for Guitar
II. You have already played Guitar I, but it’s important to see where
Guitar I and Guitar II line up. Here is Guitar II, which is played simultaneously
with Guitar I (This part comes in at Measure 5):

Remember – an easy way to not lose track of which part you are playing
is that the added guitar is only playing one string at a time.

Now let’s add the OTHER part – Guitar III. As you can see, this guitar
part comes in at the very end of the Verse that you have played. You
will also see that the part we just worked with (Guitar II) is also
shown below. You’ll see where the 3rd guitar part comes in now that
you can recognize the 2nd guitar.

Guitar III begins the sextuplets, and moves straight into the Chorus.

Guitar III comes in right at the end, as you see above. However, instead
of breaking JUST that part down, We’ve reserved the audio for the entire
Chorus below.

Chorus 1

Here is Guitar I by itself:

Again, there is another guitar part added. This time it’s NOT Guitar
II though. It’s a revisit from Guitar III from the end of the first
Verse, still playing sextuplets.

Here is Guitar III played in full for the Chorus:

Notice that we seperated it from Guitar I because it plays throughout
the Chorus just as Guitar I does. Guitar III can stand alone as a
guitar part in the Chorus by itself.

Tab

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