Looking to play guitar but feel like so much of a novice that you have no idea where to start? Start here! Girl Guitar's Total Beginner Acoustic Classes are treated like you've never touched a guitar before and you're not expected to know ANYTHING before you show up. We'll walk you through tuning, how to hold your guitar, your first basic chords, basic strum patterns, and have you playing your first songs! You'll be surrounded by other women who also have no idea what they're doing (yet) and one very…Read more
Austin's coolest way for women to learn, share, and collaborate over a glass of wine is always kicking off new sessions of acoustic guitar, bass,vocal, songwriting, and band classes! Girl Guitar focuses on a full music experience, encouraging women to take their inherent love of music and carry on with playing, writing, performing, collaborating, booking, and generally just having a great time! Whether you're just getting started or taking your skills up a step, Girl Guitar is the most fun you'll have in your journey to the stage!
All classes are 21 and up.
Girl Guitar Band Showcase
All ages, $5 cover
Pickers Circle with Melissa Engleman
1) Everyone is welcome, regardless of skill level. The beauty is in sharing so come in with an open mind and be ready to encourage and learn from everyone. 2) Phones are not welcome. Turn off ringers and leave them outside the circle. 3) Chatting during songs is rude...take it in the hallway if there's something that needs discussing.The circle is for music. 4) Each person in turn is invited to lead a song (original or cover) and others are welcome to strum, solo, shake, harmonize, stomp, clap, sway, meditate along. Perfection isn't required but respect and reverence for the song and the other musicians is. The leader of the song should dictate who takes a solo on instrumental breaks by nodding or calling out names, and it's ideal if that invitation is somewhat balanced among lead players. 5) Acoustic instruments only; shakers, tambourines, etc. are welcome too. 6) BOYB and TOYODTYPNP (take out your own damn trash you pretty, nasty, princess) 7) Have all the fun in the world, but with total respect for the other pickers, the songs, and the space.
In the interest of keeping the party rollin’, come with 2-3 songs ready to go.
CO-ED Write Songs You Love
Write songs you're going to love! In this information-packed and highly interactive class we'll take a song that inspires you, discuss why, and learn how to use those same elements to write a song of your own. This is great for all levels of writers, whether brand new or highly experienced. This class will offer concrete directives and get you out the door with a new song of your own or at least great beginnings to one, and the skills to use over and over again to write many more. Space is limited, so join today!
Bring: guitar*, notepad/pen, and a song you love and wish you'd written (recording and lyrics printed out)
Write Songs You Love with Mandy Rowden Saturday, March 3, 3-6pm $50/pp Email Mandy@GirlGuitarAustin.com to sign up
*keyboard can be provided if that's what you prefer to write on