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June 2013 Jam Session

  • Jun 23, 2013 · 3:00 PM
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Hello Everyone,

Jim & I will be there at 2:30 to setup, so please get there early so you can be ready to play at 3 pm.  The plan will be to finish promptly at 6 pm.

Just want to post a few reminders and suggestions to help our jam to continue to run smooth:

1. There is a small kitchenette that we can use at the Meeting house, so if you desire softdrinks, food or snacks please feel free to bring some along, but we typically do not provide these items. Additionally, the Friends Meeting does not allow alcoholic beverages on the property...

2. Please allow enough time for travel to get to the Meeting house just before 3:00 pm to setup. Jim and I will likely be there a bit earlier should you find yourself arriving a little before, so not to worry... We plan on finishing up around 6:00 pm.

3. Please do not forget to bring your copy of the song set list that we finalized in June 2010. It can be found at the following link: http://www.meetup.com...

Also, please bring 1-2 new songs that you wish the group to play, with enough copies for all attendees. This is really important; we need to ensure that we have enough music to cover the entire jam.... You will need a music & guitar stand for your use too.

When considering song choices please keep the level of difficulty in mind so that all attendees can participate. At times, some of the selections were beyond the skills of even some of our more proficient players. Not that an occasional tough one isn't a welcome challenge, but the easy songs flow better with the entire group. Of Course, we will always open up the floor to anyone that wants to do a solo for the group…

It's always easier for everyone in the group if you could take the time to write out the chords over the entire song rather than just a portion of the verse and chorus. This approach will minimize the struggle that many experienced by attempting to play a song for the first time while trying to simultaneously decipher the chord progression throughout the balance of the song.

4. Finally, if you would kindly RSVP either way so that we will know who to expect, it would be much appreciated - thanks!

Keeping ALL of these points in mind has gone a long way in assuring successful jams to date.

Hope to see many of you at the jam!

Frank

 

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  • Daniel

    yeah!

    June 25, 2013

  • Dave L

    Fun time, good music.

    June 25, 2013

  • Frank

    Another great jam! Loved the "back-up chicks", you sounded sooo good - loved the harmonies!

    June 24, 2013

  • Rick Willumsen j.

    We're going to need a name for the vocal section. That was almost spiritual. I know I was feelin' it.

    June 24, 2013

  • Martha G

    Really great as always!

    June 24, 2013

  • Andi S.

    Great Session! Strong singing from the "back-up chicks" section and fine guitar leads from the guys!

    June 23, 2013

  • Bud R.

    Just getting back from daughter's wedding. Hope to see you folks next month. Rock on!

    June 22, 2013

  • Joe R.

    Sorry, I am signed up for another meetup at the same time. Have fun!

    June 22, 2013

  • Zoe H.

    I just realized, I'm working an overnight followed by a few hours of a day shift... gonna have to stop pretending I'm superwoman or something... sorry!!!!!

    June 14, 2013

  • Don M.

    Going to the Celtic Fling at the Rennisance Fairgrounds! Have Fun!

    May 23, 2013

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