Anna Papadimitriou (from HAWXX) will be teaching An introduction to lead guitar. We will be working on lead guitar scales and techniques and the structure behind composing a guitar solo. We will be looking at some of the most well known guitar solos, what it is that makes them so good and how we can apply these techniques to our own playing 🎸🎸
Suitable for complete beginners as well as people who have a bit of experience messing about on their guitar!
What to bring: if you have your own guitar please bring, let us know so we know how many to source!
💖 About Anna 💖
Anna Papadimitriou is a Greek-English guitar player and frontwoman of the metal band HAWXX.
She has extensive performing and teaching experience and specialises in guitar improvisation. She has 7 years guitar teaching experience in various genres including rock, blues, metal, acoustic and classical guitar. This workshop will cover key lead guitar techniques and the basics of improvisation. We will look at how to compose a solo, how to incorporate licks and key guitar techniques around lead playing. We will also be looking at the basic elements around ‘having a jam!’.
There are 15 places for this workshop. Book a place in advance to avoid disappointment! Tickets are £5 (+booking fee). We aim to make our workshops accessible as possible, so if you would like to come but cannot afford the ticket price you can reserve a place by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
❤ About First Timers ❤
FTF is a season of workshops followed by a two-day festival where every band plays its first show. FTF is about getting new faces and voices in bands, and doing something about the lack of diversity in the make-up of the DIY music community.
As a direct way of addressing the lack of diversity in the make-up of the DIY music community, our workshops centre people who are disabled (visible or non-visible), LGBTQIA+ folk, people of colour, and women. As well, we are here to support people who have never played in a band before // never played the instrument they’ve always wanted to learn before because of their class, race, gender, mental health, etc.
Our 2020 festival will be taking place on May 2nd & 3rd 2020. Applications from new bands to play are open:
For other First Timers Fest 20120 info:
FTF 2019 Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/201740340257062/
FB page: First Timers Fest
💖 About the venue, DIY Space for London 💖
DIY Space for London is on a single floor level, with access ramps, widened doors, an accessible toilet and plenty of space for manoeuvring and getting away from crowds. There is plenty of seating available and the toilets are gender neutral and accessible.
On entering the venue there is a small ramp, which is quite steep and might require assistance going up and down. If you are a wheelchair user and not travelling with anyone, let us know in advance you are coming so someone at the venue can be there to assist.
If you would like to discuss access, please get in touch or visit our website: www.diyspaceforlondon.org/access
Email – email@example.com
Phone – 020 7635 9470 (Leave a message and we will respond)
Postal – 96-108 Ormside St, London SE15 1TF
Response time – Someone will be able to respond within 5 days
Our volunteers are happy to meet event attendees at the nearest bus stop, please contact to arrange.
DIY Space has an Access Group that is always working to improve accessibility. Most recently it worked towards making DIY Space For London the UK’s first volunteer-run venue to achieve Bronze status on the Charter of Best Practice from Attitude Is Everything – a charity that improves Deaf and disabled people’s access to live music.