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 25 January, 11am-12pm
This talk will look at what innovations in guitar playing Jimi Hendrix pioneered and how these transcend through music to today. Hendrix was first to the party with a long list of guitar techniques; Nigel will demonstrate how these have been championed through many decades of music.
Saturday 22 February, 11am-12pm
For the Love of Guitar
Jimi Hendrix loved guitars. Not just playing them, everything about them. The way they looked, the way they sounded. He was an absolute pioneer of the instrument. A true ambassador of guitar.
In this talk Nigel will look at the different guitars that were close to Jimi’s heart – how they sounded and what was unique about them.
Saturday 28 March, 11am-12pm
The First Rock Guitar Player
The biggest riffs in guitar; we all know them. The riffs you hear played in guitar shops the world over. This talk will look at the timeline of the guitar riff, what makes a riff iconic, and how it is formed.
Nige will demonstrate the notes used and explain what makes a great hook. Come and find out why the riff is the foundation of every iconic rock guitar player and how Jimi Hendrix is still, without a doubt, the grand-master.
Saturday 25 April, 11am-12pm
The Single Coil Sound
Hendrix played many guitars but this talk will focus on the one that Jimi made into an icon. Nigel will take an in-depth look at the Fender Stratocaster, possibly the most iconic guitar of the last 60 years. Find out why Hendrix used the Fender Strat, how he made it so iconic, as well as having a look at some of the other famous guitarists that have used the Strat since Hendrix.
When: 25th Jan 2020 at 11:00
22nd Feb 2020 at 11:00
28th Mar 2020 at 11:00
25th Apr 2020 at 11:00