Let's Jam!

  • January 31, 2014 · 7:00 PM
  • Walz Properties

This group is for people who like to play instruments and or sing for fun. All skill levels welcome. I am generally thinking of this as neighborhood group for the Berkeley/Oakland area. I live at Telegraph and Alcatraz and I will host the first 2 jams just to get things started, then if anyone else in the area would like to host that would be great.

The songs will come from 3 sources:

1. Rise Up Singing. This is a classic sing along book with 1200 pop and folk tunes – lyrics and chords. I have 5 copies, if you have a copy bring it along.

2. Digital tablets and laptops. The good thing about this is pretty much any song and chords can be found on the internet. The challenge is that we probably need at least 6 computers/tablets for everyone to be able to see. This method will be somewhat experimental. I have one Ipad and WIFI access.

3. Xerox sheets. This is actually one of the best and easiest ways for everyone to play. If you have a song you want to play be sure to bring at least 10 copies so every one can see.

The Format: We go around the circle and each person either chooses a song or passes. This way the songs will be decided by whoever is there that evening. Music will wrap up around 10pm.

Instruments: Pretty much any instruments are welcome. Just singing with no instrument is great too. Electric instruments are OK as long as you have a small practice amp and don’t mind keeping the volume down to harmonize with the group.

Other things: I don’t have any music stands and am just planning to use the table as you see in the picture. If you have table or standing music stands, that might be helpful, and necessary if you stand to play.

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  • Claudia

    So much fun with such a very small group! We got to get our vocal harmony on, including acapella :)

    2 · February 1, 2014

  • Melissa S.

    Peter, no one can take your place unless you change your rsvp. Get well soon.

    January 31, 2014

  • Peter S.

    That's great, that I'm off the wait list. But last night I came down with a cold or something. I hope somebody can take my spot. Have a great time, y'alls! I wish I could be there. :- (

    January 31, 2014

  • Brian

    Sorry, I made other plans while I was on the wait list. Enjoy and I look forward to making music with you next time.

    January 30, 2014

  • Ron R

    Need to visit a friend who just got out of the hospital. Sing Pete Seeger songs for me!

    1 · January 30, 2014

  • Peter S.

    If I get off the wait list, would anybody be willing to give me a ride? I can use Paratransit, but getting a ride's so much better for me. Thanks!

    January 29, 2014

  • abby


    January 28, 2014

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