Masterclass Series
March 2019 - JAMES FORD (Simple Minds)


Wed 27th March 2019

Professional Insight and Techniques

with James Ford

With a 20 year history of session work, TV appearances and major touring under his belt, James has a new album due for release this year in the spring of 2019 and is currently playing for legendary rock drummer Mel Gaynor from the band “Simple Minds”. Over James' career he has acquired different playing styles and genres such as Rock, Blues, Funk, Metal and Fusion and has a vast array of techniques. James naturally plays blues with a rock tone and feel that gives you a mixture of Jimi Hendrix, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani and Gary Moore. Considered as a virtuoso by his peers, James has no boundaries in what he can do.

James will be demonstrating and exploring various aspects of playing which you can add into your own playing including:

  • Different playing styles and techniques including; legato, arpeggios, tapping (single and double hand and over hand) and tricks with a pick. 

  • Life as a working, touring musician.

  • Experiences with session work and how to prepare and acquire your own sessions.

  • Tips on practice and warm ups.

  • Equipment and guitars.

  • Practical advice to those who need help with something in their playing.

Participants are invited to bring their own guitars as James will join a few participants in a jam and offer troubleshooting and insights.

Price: £45.00 
Book before 4th March for only £35.00!

To reserve your place, please send your ticket payment to:

9049 1800

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