Hendrix Jimi - Voodoo Chile Chords & Tabs

 

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Voodoo Chile Tab

   
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#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
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Voodoo Chile (Slight Return) - Jimi Hendrix
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~~~~~~~~~~~
Tabbed by Chris Hoolihan 
Errors/corrections/hassles - HOOL@ACTRIX.GEN.NZ
                             HOOLIH1C@WCC.GOVT.NZ

****INTRO****
                                                                               
E-|-----|
B-|-----|
G-|-x-x-|
D-|-x-x-|
A-|-x-x-|
E-|-----|
    This muted wah riff can't be transcribed. I do it with a lot of palm
    muting with slight distortion while muting an e chord on the A string.                                                                           
    The same goes for the bits marked x x x in the rest of the intro ...                                                                           
E-|-----------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B-|-----------------------------------x-x-x-|---------------------------------|
G-|-/9-7---7-------------/9-7---9-9-7-x-x-x-|-/9-7---7-----------/9-7--9-9----|
D-|------9---5-5-7-5----------9-------x-x-x-|------9---5-5-7-5-------9--------|
A-|------------------7----------------x-x-x-|------------------7--------------|
E-|-----------------------------------------|------------------------------0--|
                                                                               
                                                                               
E-|-----------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B-|-----------------------------------x-x-x-|---------------------------------|
G-|-/9-7---7-------------/9-7---9-9-7-x-x-x-|-/9-7---7-----------/9-7---7-----|
D-|------9---5-5-7-5----------9-------x-x-x-|------9---5-5-7-5--------9-------|
A-|------------------7----------------x-x-x-|------------------7--------------|
E-|-----------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
                                                                               
                                                                               
E-|---------------|
B-|-/12-12-10-8---|
G-|-------------9-|
D-|---------------|
A-|---------------|
E-|---------------|
                                                                               
                                                                               
E-|------------------------------------3--------------------------------------|
B-|------------------------------------3--------------------------------------|
G-|----2b3b2p0-------------2b3b2p0--------14b15b14b15b14-12---14-12\2---------|
D-|--2---------2---------2---------2------------------------------------------|
A-|--2---------2---------2---------2------------------------------------------|
E-|-\0---------0-0-3-0---0---------0-0----------------------------------------|
                                                                               
                                                                               
E-|------------------------------------------------|
B-|------------------------------------------------|
G-|---------2b4b(real-slow-back-down-to-2)-2b3b2p0-|
D-|-2----------------------------------------------|
A-|-2----------------------------------------------|
E-|-0-0-3-0----------------------------------------|

****SORRY THIS IS AS MUCH INTRO AS I HAVE TIME FOR****                                                                               
                                                                               
+==== Important bit here! ==================+  
|                                           |
| E-|--------------------|-----------3-3-|  |
| B-|--------------------|-----------3-3-|  |
| G-|------------2b3b2p0-|---------------|  |
| D-|-2-----2------------|-2-----2-------|  |
| A-|-2-----2------------|-2-----2-------|  |
| E-|-0-0-3-0--0---------|-0-0-3-0-0-----|  |
|     If you play this you will realise it  |
|     is the main riff in the song, just    | 
|     throw this in between parts, it's not |
|     hard to work out where it goes but it |
|     is all through the song ...           |
+===========================================+                                                                               
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/h/hendrix_jimi/voodoo_chile_tab.html ]
                                                                               
E-|-------------------------------------------------------|
B-|-------------------------------------------------------|
G-|-------0-----------------------------------------------|
D-|---0-2---2p0----0-h2-------------0---0h2-0---0h2p0-----|
A-|-2-----------h2----------------2---2-------2-----------|
E-|-----------------------0-3-0-----------------------3-0-|
    I stand up next to a mountain ....                                                                           
                                                                               
E-|---------------------------------------------------------|
B-|-----0---------------------------------------------------|
G-|---0-----0h2-2-0-0h2p0-----------------------------------|
D-|-2-----2---------------2-----------0---0h2-0---0h2p0-----|
A-|---------------------------------2---2-------2-----------|
E-|-------------------------0-3-0-----------------------3-0-|
    I stand up next to a mountain (second time) ...                                                                               
                                                                               
E-|---------------------------------|
B-|---------------------------------|
G-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
D-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
A-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
E-|---------------------------------|
    I pick up all the pieces and make an island ...                                                                           
                                                                               
E-|---------------------------------|
B-|---------------------------------|
G-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
D-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
A-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
E-|---------------------------------|
    Cos i'm a voodoo chile ...                                                                           
                                                                               
E-|-------------------------|
B-|-15b17-15b17b15-12-15b17-|
G-|-------------------------|
D-|-------------------------|
A-|-------------------------|
E-|-------------------------|
    This is how the main solo starts... I'm not going to transcribe the
    whole thing but this will get you on track, it's an E minor 
    pentatonic thing so work round that. Mainly the 1st pos at the 12th
    fret...

When i first started (about a year ago) this was the song i most wanted
to learn but was unable to find. Hope it works ok for you.

Chris

PS: Mail me if you wanna talk/trade hendrix info/tab/anything at all.

Date: Sat, 22 Feb 1997 16:57:04 +0100
From: Akos Buranj 


   JIMI HENDRIX
    Voodoo Chile - slight return (few parts)


Only an attempt! Don't expect too much.
When you get the basic feel you can
improvise, and it can sound close to Jimi.

Notation:
 h - hammer on
 p - pull off
 b - bend
 bd - bend down
 read comments



normal tuning (for Hendrix) (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb)



Intro:

try 9.fret                  try at 7.fret
---x----------------------------------
---x----------------------------------
---x--few times and then---------x----
---x-----------------------------x----
---x----------------------------------
---x----------------------------------
 wah down                     wah up


---------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------
--9------7----------------9v-------9--9-slide to nothing-
-----7h9------5-5--7p5---------7h9-----------------------
-----------------------7---------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------
  WAH-WAH


later replace that end with this:
-------------------------------------------------------
--------10b-hit bended (once)-10-8---------------------
9-----7------------------------------------------------
--7h9--------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------
          full bend

Main riff:
-------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------
-----------2bend up, bend down, pull off to 0----
---------2---------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------
--0-0--3--------------------------------------0--
           full bend

Main riff variation
-----------33333--0----
-----------33333--0----
-----------------------
-----------------------
-----------------------
0-0--3--0--------------
           his favourite chord


little solo (at the beginning):
----------------------------------
-12-------------------------------
-14b-----14b-bd--12---------------
----------------------------------
----------------------------------
--------------------12-slide down-
   full bend



--------------------------------
3-p-0--3-p-0-....---------------
--------------------------------
--------------------------------
--------------------------------
--------------------------------
Push tremolo arm gently down


Singing parts (I saw Jimi on video):
-------0-3-0-----0-|--------------------------
-0-0-3-------0-3---|-3-0-3---0--3-0-3-0-------
-------------------|--------------------0-----
-------------------|--------------------------
-------------------|--------------------------
-------------------|--------------------------

                                           while bended do wah-down, wah-up
                                           or emulate this with your guitar 
switches
-15-15-...----------|----------------|----------------------
-14-14-...----------|----------------|----------------------
--------------------|----------------|---2b-----------------
--------------------|---2p0-2p0-...--|----------------------
--------------------|-----------...--|----------------------
--------------------|-----------...--|----------------------
                                         full 
---------------------------------
---------------------------------
---------------------------------
---2---2-2----5---2--------------
---2---2-2----5---2--------------
---0---0-0----3---0---0000000----

  /\  /\ \/  /\  \/   PM these (and play fast)
  
  
  
  
    (/ and \ mean up and down stroke)
    
..."pick up the pieces make an island"...
-0----0------
-0----0------
-7----6------
-9----7------
-------------
-------------    
    
..."I'm a voodoo chile"...
------------------------------
------------------------------
-3--------------------5-------
-2--------------------4-------
-3--------------------5-------
------------------------------ 
 C7                   D7
    
    
this solo he plays live on a video:
---------------------12-vib--12----12----------------------------------
-15b---15b-bd--12-15------------15-------------------------------------
---------------------------------------14b--12----...------------------
-----------------------------------------------14-...------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------12-slide down---
 full bend
 
 
Please correct this

Yours
 Milan Kosanovic (aburanj@sezampro.yu)

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