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August 2012 Jam Session

  • Aug 26, 2012 · 3:30 PM
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Hello Everyone,

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 food or snacks please feel free to bring some along, but we typically serve coffee only. 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 330 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 6:30 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:

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!


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  • Frank

    Terrific jam! Enjoyed all the talented musicians and the selections of songs - was really a lot of fun!!! With the hottest weather behind us, air conditioning should no longer be an issue so we are set to continue our monthly gathering! Looking forward to every one!!!

    August 27, 2012

  • Dave L

    Fun time today. Some nice new songs. Looking forward to next month!

    August 26, 2012

  • Andi S.

    Had a great time!

    August 26, 2012

  • John H.

    Great Jam. I hope to return ro another. Lots of talent... variety of music and styles.

    August 26, 2012

  • Rod B.

    Hope I can get in next time! See you in September

    August 25, 2012

  • John H.

    So, this is really happening? No heat issues?

    August 25, 2012

  • bev c.

    Yes, I'm attending. I just want to remind everyone that I'm a beginner. Hope that is ok. Thank you!!!

    August 20, 2012

  • Frank

    Thanks for the oiginal offer and advance notice on the mix up. Best of luck to your sons! Japan is a long way off! Hope to see you soon, Dano! EVERYONE, please stay tuned to the site as we get closer to the August jam date. If it turns out to be too hot, we may need to start up our monthly jams again in September. I will take a look at the forecast about a week ahead of time and make a decision based on the same. Hope everyone is staying cool and having a great summer!!

    July 16, 2012

  • Dano

    I had offered up my residence as a meeting place if it was too hot
    but I have to withdrawal that offer for August, as I did not reallize I am getting my oldest sons off to college that weekend, (one to Japan ) If it is somehow hot in September we can try again... Best to all

    July 16, 2012

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