Jimi Hendrix with record player at Chas Chandler's House, 1967

3. Play along to your record collection

Entirely self-taught, Jimi’s inability to read music made him concentrate even harder on the music he heard.

“I learned all the riffs I could. I never had any lessons. I learned guitar from records and the radio. I loved my music, man. I’d go out to the back porch there in Seattle, because I didn’t want to stay in the house all the time, and I’d play guitar to a Muddy Waters record. You see, I wasn’t ever interested in any other things, just the music. I was trying to play like Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters. Trying to learn everything and anything.”