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