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Jam Session 101 and Practice Workshop

  • Jul 17, 2013 · 7:00 PM
  • Bodhi's Basement Bistro

This workshop introduces participants to the skills necessary to more fully participate in a jam session or impromptu music endeavor.

 

As a beginner's class, this is also a reasonable environment for experienced musicians to gain some practice-time with secondary, less-familiar instruments in a group setting.

 

Topics of discussion include the basics of song structure and orchestration, communicating song structure to new musicians, and leading a song in a music session.

 

Practical instruction in playing instruments, note-taking, lead breaks, and fronting a song will be presented.

The aim of this workshop is to give individuals the skills necessary to confidently and fully participate in open jams and other musical endeavors or events.

 

Please Note:  There is a fee of $5 per session for this 3-hour workshop.

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  • Heather B.

    It was a great evening. This was my first time to join in a jam. Everyone was so helpful, kind, supportive, and yes-humorous. There is a lot of talent in this group. Brodhi is an impressive musician as well as teacher.

    July 19, 2013

    • Kathleen S.

      And you were a good sport - You bore up under the sprinkling of banjo jokes like a real trouper!

      July 19, 2013

  • Kathleen S.

    Always something great -- it was a real treat to hear banjos! Glad that everyone who came was there to contribute their special part to the evening and the music.

    July 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very relaxed, good humored, and positive.

    July 18, 2013

  • Jenny R.

    boo, I slept too ate and now I have too much work to do... I miss you guys!

    July 17, 2013

  • Jesse K.

    Sorry, have to change my RSVP to no. Sorry for the late notice, but I have to work tonight.

    July 17, 2013

  • Sylvia

    Apologies for the late cancellation; I hope someone on the wait list can warm the chair I would have been sitting in...

    July 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to it.

    July 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've just moved to Portland from Minneapolis, I play guitar, and I've been looking for a good jam to join in Portland. I've played in informal jams for the past two years. These jams have always been a lot of fun and they've had a loose take-no-prisoners style to each song, meaning we'd just play them without rehearsals and wouldn't worry about the outcome. I'd be happy to attend one of the "101" sessions.

    July 16, 2013

  • Heather B.

    I"ve been taking private banjo lessons at Artichoke for 2 1/2 years. I've never jammed before. Will I be able to fit in?

    July 15, 2013

    • Rob "Bodhi" W.

      This would be the place where you can learn how to jam with others.

      July 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    let's see if i can get myself out there to make it. would there be room for an electric bass? i wouldn't be able to bring my amp

    July 15, 2013

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