Bad news regarding jimi hendrix songs

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Jon Broderick

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I regret to have to tell you that we were unable to renew the license for our Jimi Hendrix song lessons. We're very sorry that we won't be able to provide you with those lessons anymore. We tried very hard to avoid this outcome, but we just weren't able to get the publisher to renew the license.

We hope you took advantage of the Jimi Hendrix contest we ran. We weren't able to tell you that the songs were in jeopardy of being taken down, but that contest was our way of giving you a hint to watch them now. The winner of the contest will be picked January 5.

We have some new songs from a different artist about to be announced in mid-January. That announcement will be as exciting as this one is sad. Hopefully, when we announce those new songs, you will be so happy you will be able to forgive this loss.

I'm really sorry I wasn't able to keep these great Jimi Hendrix songs for you. Please know that I really tried hard on this and I do everything that I can to get you great songs.


Jon
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I regret to have to tell you that we were unable to renew the license for our Jimi Hendrix song lessons. We're very sorry that we won't be able to provide you with those lessons anymore. We tried very hard to avoid this outcome, but we just weren't able to get the publisher to renew the license.

We hope you took advantage of the Jimi Hendrix contest we ran. We weren't able to tell you that the songs were in jeopardy of being taken down, but that contest was our way of giving you a hint to watch them now. The winner of the contest will be picked January 5.

We have some new songs from a different artist about to be announced in mid-January. That announcement will be as exciting as this one is sad. Hopefully, when we announce those new songs, you will be so happy you will be able to forgive this loss.

I'm really sorry I wasn't able to keep these great Jimi Hendrix songs for you. Please know that I really tried hard on this and I do everything that I can to get you great songs.


Jon
Jon Broderick
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JJ90

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Man this is such a huge bummer! I'm almost at a loss for words. Definitely not a great way to start 2015 as a GT-member.

I remember completing learning The Wind Cries Mary and Little Wing by Anders. Two must-learn songs in my opinion for almost every guitarist. Little Wing I can now play with ease, but The Wind Cries Mary I planned on revisiting for re-learning some parts which I haven't played in a while.

I surely hope none of the other song lessons will suffer the same fate of being removed from GT anytime soon or next year. It actually worries me that other song lessons have the same risk.

All I hope is that GT can bring back these great songs and tutorials. I had a list of Hendrix songs I wanted to learn at GT so I'm hugely disappointed. I hope that sometime this year or next year GT can somehow renew the license so we can all enjoy these lessons once more. Hendrix song lessons were one of the reasons I actually joined GT so I hope you can understand my utter disappointment.

Could you perhaps provide me with a list of the song lessons removed? Ofcourse I mentioned Little Wing and The Wind Cries Mary, but there were other lessons which I wanted to learn.

JJ

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Man this is such a huge bummer! I'm almost at a loss for words. Definitely not a great way to start 2015 as a GT-member.

I remember completing learning The Wind Cries Mary and Little Wing by Anders. Two must-learn songs in my opinion for almost every guitarist. Little Wing I can now play with ease, but The Wind Cries Mary I planned on revisiting for re-learning some parts which I haven't played in a while.

I surely hope none of the other song lessons will suffer the same fate of being removed from GT anytime soon or next year. It actually worries me that other song lessons have the same risk.

All I hope is that GT can bring back these great songs and tutorials. I had a list of Hendrix songs I wanted to learn at GT so I'm hugely disappointed. I hope that sometime this year or next year GT can somehow renew the license so we can all enjoy these lessons once more. Hendrix song lessons were one of the reasons I actually joined GT so I hope you can understand my utter disappointment.

Could you perhaps provide me with a list of the song lessons removed? Ofcourse I mentioned Little Wing and The Wind Cries Mary, but there were other lessons which I wanted to learn.

JJ

dboncher

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Missing Little Wing

I don't know how often licenses do not get renewed. But is there anyway we could get a notification. Yesterday I thought I had a problem with my connection because Little Wing in my favorites wouldn't load. A notification would have saved me some time trying to figure out the problem. I have only been a member for 3 months. If it happens again, I probably won't try so hard to figure it out.

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Missing Little Wing

I don't know how often licenses do not get renewed. But is there anyway we could get a notification. Yesterday I thought I had a problem with my connection because Little Wing in my favorites wouldn't load. A notification would have saved me some time trying to figure out the problem. I have only been a member for 3 months. If it happens again, I probably won't try so hard to figure it out.

whEEZER25

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ouch

well that really blows considering I was in the middle of learning some of those tunes and had it on my bucket list to learn all of them. bad start to my new years resolution...

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ouch

well that really blows considering I was in the middle of learning some of those tunes and had it on my bucket list to learn all of them. bad start to my new years resolution...

Steve Barrow

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Hi Jon,
I'm sad to hear the Hendrix news, especially as I hadn't realized that GT song licences may be short time-limited and may be 'in jeopardy of being taken down', as you say. Given the situation, wouldn't it be fairer for the GT Song List to include the dates at which each song licence is up for renewal? This might help people prioritise their practice program and avoid leaving them in the lurch.......
Regards, Steve

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Hi Jon,
I'm sad to hear the Hendrix news, especially as I hadn't realized that GT song licences may be short time-limited and may be 'in jeopardy of being taken down', as you say. Given the situation, wouldn't it be fairer for the GT Song List to include the dates at which each song licence is up for renewal? This might help people prioritise their practice program and avoid leaving them in the lurch.......
Regards, Steve

SMH99

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Joined: 03/31/13

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Boooo! Can't you try harder? Ander's Jimi lessons are one of the reasons I stuck with GT for another year.

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Boooo! Can't you try harder? Ander's Jimi lessons are one of the reasons I stuck with GT for another year.

bbzswa777

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If I can add my two cents...

I honestly never use this site to learn songs. Whenever I want to learn a song I just find the most accurate tab out there and I listen to the song. So if any of you still want to learn some Hendrix songs, Tab Pro has some of the best tabs for ALL of his songs. I think it's like 4 bucks to sign up for the full version of Tab Pro for an entire YEAR. Tab Pro also plays the song within the tab, it has all the instruments, and you can slow it down. It's great.

Another thing to keep in mind is that you can find a lot of his backing tracks for free, or purchase them in a Hal Leonard play along book.

Also, this video does a great job explaining how to create your own songs in the style of Hendrix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wR7SKgPNyZs

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If I can add my two cents...

I honestly never use this site to learn songs. Whenever I want to learn a song I just find the most accurate tab out there and I listen to the song. So if any of you still want to learn some Hendrix songs, Tab Pro has some of the best tabs for ALL of his songs. I think it's like 4 bucks to sign up for the full version of Tab Pro for an entire YEAR. Tab Pro also plays the song within the tab, it has all the instruments, and you can slow it down. It's great.

Another thing to keep in mind is that you can find a lot of his backing tracks for free, or purchase them in a Hal Leonard play along book.

Also, this video does a great job explaining how to create your own songs in the style of Hendrix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wR7SKgPNyZs

john of MT

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Originally Posted by: Steve
Hi Jon,
I'm sad to hear the Hendrix news, especially as I hadn't realized that GT song licences may be short time-limited and may be 'in jeopardy of being taken down', as you say. Given the situation, wouldn't it be fairer for the GT Song List to include the dates at which each song licence is up for renewal? This might help people prioritise their practice program and avoid leaving them in the lurch.......
Regards, Steve


Such dating would provide a warning to download those lessons approaching expiration. ;)

Jon -- Have you/GT experienced this before? Has GT won and then lost licensing of specific songs/artist catalogs?
"It takes a lot of devotion and work, or maybe I should say play, because if you love it, that's what it amounts to. I haven't found any shortcuts, and I've been looking for a long time."
-- Chet Atkins

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Originally Posted by: Steve
Hi Jon,
I'm sad to hear the Hendrix news, especially as I hadn't realized that GT song licences may be short time-limited and may be 'in jeopardy of being taken down', as you say. Given the situation, wouldn't it be fairer for the GT Song List to include the dates at which each song licence is up for renewal? This might help people prioritise their practice program and avoid leaving them in the lurch.......
Regards, Steve


Such dating would provide a warning to download those lessons approaching expiration. ;)

Jon -- Have you/GT experienced this before? Has GT won and then lost licensing of specific songs/artist catalogs?
"It takes a lot of devotion and work, or maybe I should say play, because if you love it, that's what it amounts to. I haven't found any shortcuts, and I've been looking for a long time."
-- Chet Atkins

Jon Broderick

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Sorry I gave you guys the impression that this is something that might happen at any moment to other songs. That is not the case. This is an isolated problem just for songs written by Jimi Hendrix. There are no other songs in jeopardy of being removed, you don't have to plan your practice schedule around songs going out of license. Other than this, nothing bad is going to happen.
Jon Broderick
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Sorry I gave you guys the impression that this is something that might happen at any moment to other songs. That is not the case. This is an isolated problem just for songs written by Jimi Hendrix. There are no other songs in jeopardy of being removed, you don't have to plan your practice schedule around songs going out of license. Other than this, nothing bad is going to happen.
Jon Broderick
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Edguitar

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Joined: 03/06/06

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Total bummer

I was in the middle of both "Little Wing" and "Hear My Train A Coming". I had even tuned my Acoustic guitar down to C just to learn Hear My Train.

I logged in the other day and couldn't find Little Wing and was wondering what happened. So I went over to find Hear My Train and that's when I knew something was wrong.

This is a total bummer. The reason I had joined was basically to grow my Hendrix repertoire, so I may have to bid farewell for now.

Thank you for what I did learn, at least it was not all in vain. :o

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Total bummer

I was in the middle of both "Little Wing" and "Hear My Train A Coming". I had even tuned my Acoustic guitar down to C just to learn Hear My Train.

I logged in the other day and couldn't find Little Wing and was wondering what happened. So I went over to find Hear My Train and that's when I knew something was wrong.

This is a total bummer. The reason I had joined was basically to grow my Hendrix repertoire, so I may have to bid farewell for now.

Thank you for what I did learn, at least it was not all in vain. :o