How to Learn Singing “Little Wing” from Jimi Hendrix

Mastering “Little Wing” by Jimi Hendrix

“Little Wing” by Jimi Hendrix is an iconic rock song that challenges and develops several aspects of a singer’s technique. The song primarily focuses on the use of vocal distortion, which Hendrix used to express emotion powerfully. This technique is also used in other popular songs like “Whole Lotta Love” by Led Zeppelin and “Piece of my Heart” by Janis Joplin.

Understanding Vocal Distortion

Vocal distortion is a vocal effect that adds a raspy or growling quality to the voice, suitable for rock and blues genre. Be sure to learn this technique properly to prevent vocal strain or damage. You can understand the intricacies of this art by reading about vocal distortion in our guide

Developing Vocal Distortion

To begin mastering distortion, start with the “How to Growl Exercise” video. Practice this regularly to comfortably add this technique to your repertoire.

Assessing Your Voice

A vital step to learning any song is understanding your own voice. Our guide on voice analysis will help you identify your vocal chords’ characteristics and how to harness this for “Little Wing”.

Understanding The Song

Translating the feel and emotion of “Little Wing” requires a deep understanding of the song. Our guide on learning a song can assist you with this.

Tailoring the Song

Finding the right key for you is crucial for a comfortable singing experience. Use our Vocal range test to find your suitable range and adjust the song accordingly.


Improving pitch accuracy is core a part of singing. Our Pitch accuracy test can assist you in honing this skill.

Mastering “Little Wing”

Combine all these aspects, practice regularly and remember to rest your voice. Happy Singing!