Adam Neeley Looks at Hey Joe

This is an interesting study in applying music theory to Hey Joe by Jimi Hendrix.

What Key is Hey Joe in? - YouTube

(No idea why the video didn’t embed. If anyone can explain it, I’ll fix it.)

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Not sure how you posted it, but I used to have the same issue when I tried using the link button for inserting it. Works better to just copy and paste the link right into the text box.

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Thanks! :+1:

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That was a good one, scary how much I understand this stuff now after taking some theory classes.

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Sometimes a line feed before and/or after seems to help…

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Yeah. I tried that. I also tried pasting it in and using the link button. This one has me stumped.

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Hm, OK, sometimes there also is some extra code in the URL that you need to delete (I don’t have an example right now, but it is fairly obvious if you look at the whole URL to figure out what “should go”) :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

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In the vein of Adam Neely doing music theory analysis (not quite the thread topic), his analysis of the US national anthem being turned into a Broadway musical was also interesting.

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hah, just watched that the other night. i follow him closely and i always like his stuff but sometimes he just knocks it out of the park and this was one of those for me. just super interesting even if 40% of the time i don’t have any idea what he’s talking about.

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Same here. I always feel smarter after listening to Adam even if I don’t understand it all. I think it’s because he talks like he’s having a conversation with somebody that understands it at well as he does and is just as excited about it as he is.

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I understand Adam slightly better than Rick Beato. :sweat_smile:

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I liked his comment about the “superior instrument”.

Very entertaining watch!

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right, another reason to like him. he kills on bass.

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I miss his videos when he was primarily bass. Of course I love his theory and “life of a musician in NYC” stuff too so I’m conflicted.

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I love how Adam manages to slip in “the superior instrument, the bass” while demonstrating the chords on guitar. :smiley_cat:

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Adam Neely is dangerous, once I watch one video I find myself binging through several haha :rofl:

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Yes, he’s very addictive; but quite knowledgeable, helpful, and entertaining.

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It’s funny, I can tell he and I have had some of the same teachers by the expressions/phrases he uses,. Definitely, a rabbit hole to fall into with his videos

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Really good video, going back to one of my all time favorite questions with creating music or just noodling, then asking, “What key is this in?,” once a nice riff or series of chords comes out. It really is oftentimes not very straightforward - all of these Neely nuances are helpful though in understanding it.

I kind of like this idea of an “E blues” tonality - haha, you sort of get to borrow chords that sound good from both the major and the minor classical tonalities with it!

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Good to hear from you @Vik

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