First Timers Rhythm Guitar Workshop with Alice Emerson

DIY Space for London, London

Sunday, 29 Apr 2018

13:00 – 17:00

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🎸🎶 As part of FIRST TIMERS 2018, solo singer/songwriting/producer Alice Emerson presents...

Rhythm guitar workshop - for everyone, ESPECIALLY complete beginners!

- Learn to play standard strumming patterns
- Learn about what kinds of strumming patterns are used in different styles of music, e.g. rock, reggae, folk, funk/disco, pop...
- Write your own strumming patterns
- Look at how to vary your rhythm playing by changing dynamics, adding accents and using other right hand techniques such as palm muting and percussive hits.
- Try out all of these techniques out on a selection of simple two chord songs ✨

Listen to Alice's music:

Bring your enthusiasm, questions, and your own (or borrowed) instrument / pedals. Don't worry if you don't have access to instruments / pedals, we can provide a few to use in the workshop but can't guarantee there will be enough for everyone, but we will do our best.

💖 BUY UR TIX in advance 💖

£5 (price + booking fee)

No one turned away for lack of funds.
Email in advance for a free place.

Only 15 spots available.

Your ticket money goes to paying £50 to the workshop facilitator and enabling others to attend the workshop for free.

💖 About First Timers Fest 💖

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, age, etc.

Our 2018 festival will be taking place on May 5th & 6th 2018. Applications are open until 1st March:

For other First Timers Fest 2018 info:
FTF 2018 Facebook group:
FB page: First Timers Fest
Twitter: @FirstTimersFest
Instagram: @firsttimersfest

💖 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:

Email -

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.


DIY Space for London , 96-108 Ormside Street , London