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On This Winter's Night (with John S. hosting)

If you can grab some free time before Christmas/New Year's holidays, join us for some music-making.  Your host, John, plans to distribute words and chords for "Jingle Bell Rock" (I hope to include the intro and outro solo stuff, too).  But this isn't a theme meetup so you don't have to bring Christmas songs.  

BRING: Acoustic guitar, music stand, tuner, and 12-15 copies of lyrics/chords sheets for 2 songs of your choice.  Also, always good idea to bring a capo and set of extra strings (you never know).

7:00PM - I should have room open for early arrivals.

7:30PM - 9:00 ish -  Our usual group play.  Around the group we'll go for each to present a song for all to play.  In choosing songs try to keep songs to 5 chords or less and avoid unusual chords that the less experienced (like me!) may not know (or show the fretboard diagram for the chord on the chord sheets).  

Note:  If you're having trouble picking a song that the group hasn't played before, bring copies of something we have done before.  Nothing wrong with revisiting song favorites.

9:00 - 9:30 ish - We set aside this time for anyone who wishes to perform a song for the group.  You don't have to be a pro or a great singer - passion for the music counts for a lot.  Strictly voluntary but it's a great low-key, supportive environment for the experienced and novice to perform.

9:30 - 11:00 ish - After we pack up our gear and straighten up the room, those interested can adjourn to Harry's Burritos restaurant a few doors down for some socializing.

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On this date in rock history:  1957 - Elvis received his draft notice; 1965 - Lou Christie released single "Lighting Strikes", 1967 - Jethro Tull band formed.


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  • Frank T.

    Hi, i wanted to share this great you tube tutorial on singing. This guy has a thick accent but he makes the BEST singing tutorials. Check out all of his other Beatles harmony tutorials as well . Well done ! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHrvdKBMTGw&list=PLF5B0A5D755D7FD89

    December 29, 2013

  • Yao Lawrence C.

    I wish all a Happy New Year..........

    December 26, 2013

    • alan l.

      back at ya.hope to see you at the next meeting

      December 26, 2013

  • Joe G.

    If anyone wants to get together in a smaller group at someone's house, with me providing the bass, let me know.

    December 23, 2013

  • Joe

    Nice jamming with everyone. Good people.

    December 23, 2013

  • Joe

    hi, i'd like to bring my guitar, but i'm not familiar with a lot that's here as far as songs. Can i come anyway? I'll check them out now to see what i can learn

    December 19, 2013

    • John S.

      The format generally involves the group playing songs together, with opportunities in song for soloing for those so inclined. We generally encourage each attendee to bring a couple of songs of their own choosing (and usually 12-15 copies of those songs to share with the group). For this meetup, a couple of us posted words and chords on the website, but generally none of know what the night's songlist will look like till we get there. Some songs may be familiar to all or most and some may only be familiar to the person who brings it.

      December 19, 2013

    • John S.

      Further, so come and bring your guitar. If you have a song or two that you like that's not too complicated, bring some copies to share. If not, just bring your guitar. It's quite informal.

      December 19, 2013

  • lms68

    I have not touched my guitar in a while (I am bad!!). Is it ok if I just come and sing a long?

    December 18, 2013

    • Gerry Capece (.

      yes come and sing... I need some ... is anyone bringing 'Happy Christmas" it's kind of a standard now

      December 19, 2013

    • John S.

      Gerry, I've got John Lennon's Happy Christmas so I'll bring it.

      December 19, 2013

  • andy t

    I'll bring "Winter Wonderland" and "Home For The Holidays".

    December 4, 2013

    • andy t

      Lyric and chord sheets can be seen by clicking on "More" - "Files" at the top menu bar.

      December 7, 2013

    • Joe G.

      Excellent. Found them.

      December 7, 2013

  • Yao Lawrence C.

    I can not make this one people, see y' all next year

    December 4, 2013

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