A series of four 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 15 December 11am-12pm
Fuzz Boxes and other Effects
Hendrix came up with the riff to Purple Haze on this day in 1966 and the day after he was given a set of pedals pedals to which he used to devastating effect. Nigel will demonstrate how Hendrix utilised a variety of effects on his most famous riffs and solos.
Saturday 26 January 11am-12pm
In many ways Hendrix was the complete guitarist. As well as being a master of improvisation and soloing, Hendrix was equally adept at playing rhythm guitar – often at the same time as playing lead!
In this session Nigel will explore Jimi’s unique approach to chords and ‘rhythm playing’ .
Saturday 23 February 11am-12pm
The Art of the Riff
Voodoo Child (Slight Return), Purple Haze, Foxy Lady – Hendrix’s riffs are still often voted some of the greatest of all time. This talk will take a look at the biggest ‘riffs’ Jimi came up with and how they still shape guitar playing to this day.
Saturday 23 March 11am-12pm
The Cry of Love
Arguably most of Hendrix’s most iconic music was written and recorded with the Jimi Hendrix Experience for their three essential albums Are You Experienced, Axis: Bold as Love and Electric Ladyland. However some of Hendrix’s most eclectic and influential music was created outside of the Experience. This talk will take a closer look at this music music that in many ways was the most ahead of it’s time.
Saturday 27 April 11am-12pm
For our final week Nigel will shine a light on some of the innovative recording techniques that Hendrix pioneered and how he used overdubbing to build a much bigger guitar sound.
When: 15th Dec 2018 at 11:00
26th Jan 2019 at 11:00