How to play

This year we will try to play collectively 9 songs:

Hey Joe,
Foxy Lady,
Voodoo Child,
Smoke on the water,
Little Wing,
Wild Thing,
Red House Blues
Thanks Jimi,
Kiedy byłem małym chłopcem (When I was a little boy)

The additional song this year will be the composition by  Bob Dylan Like A Rolling Stone, which was performed many times by Jimi Hendrix. It will be performed with us by Muniek Staszczyk ! Of course the mandatory song to be checked for the Guinness Record still remains Hey Joe.

If you play just a little on the electric or acoustic guitar, learn the five simple chords of Hey Joe, which we give below, come with your instrument on May 1st to the Wroclaw Town Square. Play the hits by Hendrix along with the biggest guitar orchestra in the world under the direction of Leszek Cichoński.

„Hey Joe” – record song

For the ones that do not know the chords we give the grips in the song:

4/4 ||: C G | D A | E | E |


Foxy Lady

II: F#m I A I H :II a w refrenie II: F#m I E I H :II

Video clip for the track 'Foxy Lady' from the album 'Thanks Jimi - Tribute To Jimi Hendrix' by Leszek Cichonski & Guitar Workshop featuring Stan Skibby and Anika.

 Voodoo Child

We performed  this song arranged by Leszek Cichoński for the first time together  in 2010. There is no registered version from the Guitar Record but you can play along those chords with the recording of Voodoo Child from the club concert of Cichoński band.

||: E DA | E DA | E DA | E DA II

||: E DA | E DA | E DA | E DA |
| E DA | E DA | E DA | E DA |
| G | A | E DA | E DA |

| C7 | D7 | E DA | E DA :||


„Smoke on the water”

In 2009 "Smoke on the water" was played along with Steve Morse from Deep Purple. See what fun he had playing it  with you:


In the song “Smoke on the water” we can use the chords of the “power chords” type , the same as in the diagrams: G http://www.cichonski.art.pl/guinness2/images/powerG.htm


Little Wing

We have  played this song since 2004.  Here  you can see the version from 2010 with Marek Piekarczyk :

4/4 II: Em I G I Am I Em7 I Hm B I Am C I G F I C D I D II 2/4 D :II

(Do not be afraid of I 2/4 D :II  at the end - that is a tact “two fourths” - that is how Jimi made it and this  is the version we will try to keep)

 Wild Thing

Wild Thing is one of the most  rock songs of the songs played at  the Town Square. Take a look at the version from 2010 sung by Maciek Balcar:

4/4 ||: A D | E D | A D | E D || A D | E D | A D | E D | A D | E D | A D | E G A G ||
         A | (A) G A G | A | (A) G A G | A | (A) G A G | A | (A) :||

Thanks Jimmi

This is a composition by Leszek Cichoński dedicated to Jimi Hendrix. Listen to the version of the song by Sebastian Riedl :

   - you can play with this recording

You can find the compilation of that song in our download section.

Acoustic guitars come in right from the start that is right after the stab, and the electric guitars at the chorus meaning the stronger - louder part. We play the ending solo  quint.

 „Kiedy byłem małym chłopcem (When I was a little boy)”

The father of Polish Blues – Tadeusz Nalepa passed away  in 2007. Since  May 1st 2007 we  have been playing  his hit “Kiedy byłem małym chłopcem (When I was a little boy)”. See how it was played with us by Paweł Kukiz:

 ||: Am | Am | Am | Am | D7 | D7 | Am | Am | E7 | D7 | Am | Am :||

this is a traditional 12-tact blues form, which you came to know in the „Speedy Blues Course”.


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