Here is Lap Slide Lesson of how to play Hey Joe – This lesson is loosely based on the Jimi Hendrix version. The song is Open D Tuning For this song lesson I have transposed the original song down a whole tone to so as it would work in Open D Tuning. The reason for doing this is because to play the song in the same key as Hendrix did you would have to use Open E Tuning but you cant use Open E tuning on an acoustic lap slide as it would put to much tension and stress on the instrument. Hey Joe (original version) Chord Progression C Major – G – Major – D Major – A Major – E Major Hey Joe ( my transposed version) Chord Progression A# Major – F Major – C Major – G Major – D Major Bass Run Riff Play both the Low D and normal D string together on the following frets 8, Open strings, 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12 To solo over this song use the D Blues Scale, here is another video I have made to show you how to play that scale I have a blog on facebook click here to visit it My blog is also on Tumbler click here to visit it Here is a link to the first edition of my Online guitar magazine