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Electric Guitar: Power Chords Workshop

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Girl Guitar, 2309 Thornton Studio C, Austin, TX

Power Chords are a crucial part of learning to play electric guitar, but are also useful for acoustic. Learning Power Chords will enhance your knowledge of the guitar neck while developing dexterity, pick control, and confidence. These easy and fun chords are a really important piece of the guitar puzzle, so join us for a fun morning of getting you closer to your goals! This workshop is excellent for all players, whether you're seeing Power Chords for the first time or reinforcing concepts you've seen before.

Electric Guitar: Power Chords Workshop meets on Sunday, Nov. 20 from 10am-12pm at Girl Guitar at 2309 Thornton Studio C in Austin, TX.

This Workshop is taught by Mandy Rowden and is for women 21+. 

$50

Girl Guitar November Open Mic

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Girl Guitar, 2309 Thornton Studio C, Austin

Join us at Girl Guitar for the world's most supportive and easygoing open mic! This is a great place to polish or get your feet wet in the world of open mics. Sign up required ahead of time by emailing mandy@girlguitaraustin.com. Originals or covers welcome. Respectful listeners also welcome! $5 cover for non performers. Drinks available for donation. Shareable snacks encouraged.

Doors open at 6:30, music starts at 7.

Guitarra de Chicas

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Girl Guitar, 2309 Thornton Studio C, Austin, TX

Join us for a bilingual morning of learning songs and practicing conversational Spanish and English! Songs will cover a variety of skill levels. This workshop is taught by Mandy Rowden with special help from Gala Arendell and is for women 21+. 

Guitar prerequisites: Basic knowledge of chords like G, C, D, A, E, am, and em is necessary for playing along, but beyond that all skill levels are welcome.

Language prerequisites: All levels are welcome.

You'll need a guitar, tuner, capo, and picks. 

$50

Girl Guitar October Open Mic

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Girl Guitar, 2309 Thornton Studio C, Austin

Join us at Girl Guitar for the world's most supportive and easygoing open mic! This is a great place to polish or get your feet wet in the world of open mics. Sign up required ahead of time by emailing mandy@girlguitaraustin.com. Originals or covers welcome. Respectful listeners also welcome! $5 cover for non performers. Drinks available for donation. Shareable snacks encouraged.

Doors open at 6:30, music starts at 7.

Guitarra de Chicas

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Girl Guitar, 2309 Thornton Studio C, Austin, TX

Join us for a bilingual morning of learning songs and practicing conversational Spanish and English! Songs will cover a variety of skill levels. This workshop is taught by Mandy Rowden with special help from Gala Arendell and is for women 21+. 

Guitar prerequisites: Basic knowledge of chords like G, C, D, A, E, am, and em is necessary for playing along, but beyond that all skill levels are welcome.

Language prerequisites: All levels are welcome.

You'll need a guitar, tuner, capo, and picks. 

$50

Lead Guitar: Pentatonic Scales Workshop

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Girl Guitar, 2309 Thornton Studio C, Austin, TX

Pentatonic Scales are a crucial part of the lead guitar puzzle, and often the easiest way to get a foot in the door. Learning Pentatonics will enhance your knowledge of the guitar neck while developing dexterity, pick control, and confidence. Soloing is 100% within your reach, so join us for a fun morning of getting you closer to your goals! This workshop is excellent for all players, whether you're seeing Pentatonics for the first time or reinforcing concepts you've seen before.

Lead Guitar: Pentatonic Scales Workshop meets on Sunday, Oct. 2 from 10am-12pm at Girl Guitar at 2309 Thornton Studio C in Austin, TX.

This Workshop is taught by Mandy Rowden and is for women 21+. 

$50

Austin Feel Good Market at Lustre Pearl South

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Lustre Pearl South, 10400 Menchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78748

The Shop at Girl Guitar is popping up at Austin Feel Good Market's Fall Nights Shop & Jam at Lustre Pearl South. Come out and shop apparel, accessories, and home goods from The Shop along with a spread of other local artisans and vintage vendors. Food and drinks from Wunder Pig BBQ, MATADOR, and Praxis Coffee Roasters.

Girl Guitar September Open Mic

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Girl Guitar, 2309 Thornton Studio C, Austin

Join us at Girl Guitar for the world's most supportive and easygoing open mic! This is a great place to polish or get your feet wet in the world of open mics. Sign up required ahead of time by emailing mandy@girlguitaraustin.com. Originals or covers welcome. Respectful listeners also welcome! $5 cover for non performers. Drinks available for donation. Shareable snacks encouraged.

Doors open at 6:30, music starts at 7.

IN PERSON Songwriting Sunday 2.0 Workshop

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Girl Guitar, 2309 Thornton Studio C, Austin, TX

For those who have attended one of the previous Songwriting Sundays, let’s dig a little deeper into your songs! Bring a song you’re working on where you are stuck or need some feedback. We’ll apply principles we learned in previous workshops to move the song forward. Depending on class size, we may not have time to get to all the songs, but there’s a lot to learn from any songs that are on the floor.

Songwriting Sunday 2.0 Workshop meets on Sunday, Sep. 18 from 10am-12pm at Girl Guitar at 2309 Thornton Studio C in Austin, TX.

This Workshop is taught by Heather Miller and is for women 21+. 

Cost: $50

$50

ZOOM Songwriting Sunday 2.0 Workshop

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For those who have attended one of the previous Songwriting Sundays, let’s dig a little deeper into your songs! Bring a song you’re working on where you are stuck or need some feedback. We’ll apply principles we learned in previous workshops to move the song forward. Depending on class size, we may not have time to get to all the songs, but there’s a lot to learn from any songs that are on the floor.

Songwriting Sunday 2.0 Workshop meets on Sunday, Sep. 18 from 10am-12pm at Girl Guitar at 2309 Thornton Studio C in Austin, TX.

This Workshop is taught by Heather Miller and is for women 21+. 

Cost: $50

$50

Join us at the ABGB on September 13 to hear throwback country tunes from the Rhinestone Renegades! The Next Generation of HAAM Showcase is a part of HAAM Day 2022. The Health Alliance for Austin Musicians - HAAM is putting the LIVE back in Live Music with in-person live music for the first time since 2019. HAAM Day is a day of live music where Central Texans have access to hundreds of performances from local musicians at venues throughout the greater Austin area, from San Marcos to Temple. Every year, HAAM Day is a celebration of Austin music and community, and this year is no different. Learn more about HAAM Day at myhaam.org/haam-day!

Lineup: 6pm- Band Aid School of Music

7pm- School of Rock's B Team

8pm- Girl Guitar's The Rhinestone Renegades

Girl Guitar August Open Mic

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Girl Guitar, 2309 Thornton Studio C, Austin

Join us at Girl Guitar for the world's most supportive and easygoing open mic! This is a great place to polish or get your feet wet in the world of open mics. Sign up required ahead of time by emailing mandy@girlguitaraustin.com. Originals or covers welcome. Respectful listeners also welcome! $5 cover for non performers. Drinks available for donation. Shareable snacks encouraged.

Doors open at 6:30, music starts at 7.

Stage Ready Workshop

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Girl Guitar, 2309 Thornton Studio C, Austin, TX

Stage Ready will dig into all the things that happen between learning and writing your music, and actually performing them. You know the few minutes of sound check when everyone seems to be rushing around, hitting buttons, using confusing terminology, and making you feel frantic right before you perform? Let's take the mystery out of it and set you up to hit the stage with confidence! This is geared towards women playing acoustic guitar and singing.

We'll cover topics like: 

How to sound check

How to sing into a mic

How to check guitar levels

What are all these buttons, knobs, and faders on your guitar?

What types of cables are there, and what do you need to own? 

How to adjust mic stands

How to roll cables

Advice on owning your own PA

How to get more experience

Playing Sitting vs. Playing Standing

Batteries vs. One Spots

Guitar stands? When to bring them and when not to

and MORE!

Stage Ready Workshop meets on Sunday, Aug. 21 from 5-7pm at Girl Guitar at 2309 Thornton Studio C in Austin, TX.

This Workshop is taught by Mandy Rowden and is for women 21+. 

$50