|Sent on:||Wednesday, January 23, 2013 5:49 PM|
Hello all. I continue to be awed by how many guitar players we have in this group! We are up to 165 members now, and the meetups are filling quickly, usually with a large wait list. If you sign up, please honor your commitment or change your RSVP early so others can participate. Serial no-shows will be deleted.
We continue to look for more hosts, so if you have a space and are willing to host, please let me know, even if it means multiple sites on the same day. It does not seem to matter where you live. I think someone offered to host another one on 2/16, but I can't find any record of it or an email, so if that was you, please let me know again so I can get it posted (I may have dreamed it?). Also, the person who was thinking about offering one in Brighton - I think it would be a go.
To host: You do not need to LEAD the group, so your skill level does not matter. We just ask that you offer a space and welcome folks, and facilitate the group so people feel comfortable. We have enough experienced members of all levels now, that someone will help facilitate the group and if you are not comfortable leading a song, there is always help. To let me know you want to host, all I need is:
Format: All levels are welcome. We start with introductions. Nametags are nice, but not required (hosts can print them directly from the meetup page). This is not a JAM, but a circle where we take turns leading and teaching each other the details (chord shapes, strumming patterns, lead riffs if you are that far along, tips to play together, etc.). Usually we repeat songs two or three times so folks can get it. In reality, not many are really listening to you unless you are leading - they are trying to play themselves, all together. You get to learn to play with others, or lead, your choice. Singers are welcome, or you don't have to. Please bring at least 10 copies of song that you'd like to play or work on, usually with chords and lyrics on one page if possible. It helps if you bring a music stand and you probably will need a capo unless you are really good at instantaneous transposing.
Any other questions? Who else wants to host? Happy strumming! - Teresa