Bold As Love Song Guide

Learn the sound and feel of this Hendrix Classic.

About This Course

One of Jimi’s most beautiful songs, Bold As Love is a showcase of his exceptional rhythm playing and melodic soloing. It’s got dynamics, varied progressions, powerful soloing, and a key change right in the middle.

If you’ve tried to learn this song and gotten lost, you’re going to love this course. This song guide will give you a good understanding of how the song is structured, what contributes to the sounds heard in it, and examples of what you can play to capture that feel.

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Course Tour

You should know what's taught in this course before buying. So here's a tour through the course, with a description of each lesson.

  • Lesson 1
    Overview
    What You'll Learn

    In this lesson I'll introduce you to the song, explaining things like:

    • The Key
    • Tuning
    • "Feel"
    • Verse/Chorus/Solo Structure
    • Progression Used
    Included
    • Lesson Video
  • Lesson 2
    Walkthrough
    What You'll Learn

    In Lesson 2 I'll walk you through the entire recording, helping you understand what you're hearing at each point. I'll point out what kinds of chords he's playing, and where he's soloing.

    Included
    • Lesson Video
  • Lesson 3
    Embellishments
    What You'll Learn

    In Lesson 3 I'll show you several embellishments you can use for the different chord forms used in this song.

    • 9 Examples
    • Tablature for each
    Included
    • Lesson Video
    • Tablature
  • Lesson 4
    Chord Options
    What You'll Learn

    In Lesson 4 I'll explain the chord form options you have when playing the progressions in this song. For each progression, I'll show you the best "default" way to play it, but also which options you have for each chord in that progression.

    Included
    • Lesson Video
  • Lesson 5
    Soloing Ideas
    What You'll Learn

    In Lesson 5 I'll teach you several soloing ideas that capture the most important sounds of Jimi's soloing in this song.

    • 9 Examples
    • Tablature for each
    Included
    • Lesson Video
    • Tablature
  • Backing Track
    What You'll Learn

    You'll get a backing track in the style of Bold As Love, both in video form and audio.

    The video backing track has a progression counter that helps you keep track of which chord is being played at each point of the song.

    Included
    • Backing Track