Atlantic Birthday Bluegrass Jam

Our jam place celebrates its birthday - a good reason to bring out the instruments and jam a happy birthday bluegrass style.



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  • Frank M.

    Spencer and all:

    I messed up my left elbow and haven't been playing in a while.
    Wanted to do this, but my arm is still recovering.

    Sorry bout that,
    Frank.

    November 22, 2013

    • Spencer S.

      Sorry to hear that Frank. Maybe by the Dec. 8th jam? That's also Julia's birthday. Hope you feel better soon.

      November 22, 2013

    • Julia

      You will be missed! Get better and see you soon.

      November 23, 2013

  • Spencer S.

    Finally, we have two others we'll do for the Irish songs. We'll also do the standard bluegrass tunes too. One of the others is an original Jig (6/8) called Tombstone Without a Name and the other one is All For Me Grog. All For Me Grog:
    IGIGICIGIGIGIDI
    GIGICIGIGIDIDIGI

    Tombstone Without a Name (starts on the chorus, which is always repeated)
    Chorus:
    IGmIDmIFCIDmI
    IGmIDmIE7IDmI
    IGmIDmIFCIDmI
    IGmIDmIFE7IDmI

    Verses (the first three times we do the verse, we repeat it for a second verse and then go to chorus. The 4th verse, which is the last verse, is just one verse and then one chorus.
    IDmIAmIFCIDmI
    IDmIAmIE7IDmI
    DmIAmIFCIDmI
    IDmIAmIFE7IDmI

    November 20, 2013

  • Spencer S.

    We will also be doing 3 Jigs:

    Jig 1 (AABB Form) (6/8 - stressing 2 beats that start each group of 3 beats for the measure. a part
    IDIDAIDIGAI
    IDIDAIDGIADI

    b part
    IDIGIDIGAI
    IDIGIDGIADI

    Jig #2 (6/8 - A and B Sections have the same progression)

    IEIEIAIAIEIEIAIBI
    IEIEIAIAIEIEIABIEI

    Jig #3 (6/8 - AABB Form)
    a part
    IAIEIAIDEI
    IAIEIAIEAI

    b part
    IAIDIAIDIAIDIADIEAI


    Hope to see all of ya'll there for the Atlantic's birthday. If you can't make it,we'll see you at the normal bluegrass jam on the second Sunday of each month.

    November 20, 2013

  • Spencer S.

    Whoops. The last message went early. Here are the chords for 3 of the reels we'll be playing at this jam (2/4 timing)

    Paddy Murphy (Play straight through and then repeat the whole thing and don't forget the repeats in part A and C):


    a part
    I:DICIDICD:I b part
    IDIAIDICDI
    IDIAIDIGDI c part
    I:DIGIDICD:I

    Reconcilliation (AABB Form): (Watch for the split measures of 2 chords for half a measure each)

    a part
    IAIADIAIDEI
    IAIAIDIEAI

    b part
    IAIDEIAIDEI
    IDAIDEIDIEAI

    Toss The Feathers (AABB Form) (only 1 Em at the end)
    a part
    IDIDCIDICI
    IDIDCICIAmI

    b part
    IDIDIAmIAmI
    IGIFIFIEmI

    November 20, 2013

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