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Hendrix Talks on Saturday 15th December 2018
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 September 11am-12pm
Jimi Hendrix’s Guitars
As displayed perfectly in the photo above, Hendrix is synonymous with one instrument – the Fender Stratocaster, lending the Strat an iconic status to this day. However, Jimi played a range of guitars that weren’t in fact Stratocasters. Nigel Jones will profile some of the coolest and most surprising of the guitars Hendrix used.
Saturday 20 October 11am-12pm
This October will mark the 50th anniversary of the release of The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s classic album Electric Ladyland. 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 17 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 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.
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