A series of hour-long focus sessions for guitar players and music lovers looking at the different ways that Hendrix revolutionised how the guitar is played.
Join one of our upcoming Hendrix talks focusing on how Jimi Hendrix used the guitar and changed the way we think about music
Guitarist, and expert of Jimi Hendrix’s sound, Nigel Jones presents this series of interactive talks each with a theme related to an event in Hendrix’s life.
Saturday 19 October, 11am-12pm
The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s classic album Electric Ladyland was released in October 1968 so it makes sense for October’s talk to focus on this essential record. Nigel Jones will demonstrate some of Hendrix’s innovations in guitar playing heard in songs like Crosstown Traffic, Burning of the Midnight Lamp and All Along the Watchtower.
Saturday 16 November, 11am-12pm
Hendrix and the Blues
Hendrix famously said that “Blues is easy to play, but hard to feel”. Jimi was a lifelong student of the blues and often included his take on classic blues tracks in his live sets. Come and hear how Hendrix took blues music to its limits throughout his music.
Saturday 14 December, 11am-12pm
Fuzz Boxes and Other Effects
Hendrix came up with the riff to Purple Haze on December 15th 1966 and the day after he was given a set of pedals which he used to devastating effect. Nigel will demonstrate how Hendrix utilised a variety of effects on his most famous riffs and solos.
When: 19th Oct 2019 at 11:00
16th Nov 2019 at 11:00
14th Dec 2019 at 11:00