Re: [Acoustic-Music-Community] Meetup Cancelled: Denise and Karel's saturday jam

From: Gary K.
Sent on: Sunday, September 30, 2012 8:20 AM
I'd like to echo some of the comments about players not being ready or perhaps 
feeling that they aren't good enough yet.  We have a guitar society here that 
meets once a month.  Some years ago, I went to a couple of their sessions but, 
I never took my guitar because, I was afraid someone would ask me to 
participate.  It was rather intimidating to me since they sat in a big circle 
going from one person to another and each played something that they were 
working on.  There were some really good musicians.

In contrast to that, I have been playing the ukulele for about four months 
now.  Coming from guitar has given me a bit of a head start.  I've been told 
that the group I play with is about 75 percent beginners.  We all sing and 
play the same song together.  The organizer projects the chords and lyrics on 
a wall for everyone to see.  He takes requests and we play whatever, is 
requested.  Towards the end people can play to the group songs that they have 
been working on if they want to.  There is always three or four people willing 
to do that.

I've never been to one of your group jams so, I don't know how you organize 
them.  I just mentioned what seems to be working up here.  I'd like to come to 
one of your sessions since, I'm in Fort Collins a lot.  I'm there mostly on 
the weekends, since my girlfriend lives there.  Once of these days I'll make 
one.  So far, we have always had other plans.


On Sat, 29 Sep[masked]:17:51 -0400
  "Karel (dr. Z)" <[address removed]> wrote:
> Hello, 
> We cancelled today's jam because of lack of interest - last week, we were 
>basically playing alone too (except for Wysh who joined us later). 
> We'd appreciate it if people would let us know whether there is still 
>interest in our jam from this community - if not, we'll start working on a 
>plan B. 
> Karel & Denise 
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