Blues Jam 2.0

Come to this jam session to practice and learn the 12-Bar Blues as one of the easiest song-writing foundations to have in your bag of tricks. It's 2014 so we'll be stepping it up a notch. First thing, we have a new location at Guitar Center Sessions. Bring your guitar, bass, drum sticks, your voice and that's it. The facility will provide everything else. Second, musicians will be rotating in and out to accommodate more people and different combinations. Third, a "Fan Favorite" prize at the end of the jam will be awarded to the person voted on as everyone's favorite. Fourth, these jams will be live recorded and copies will be available for participants.

To prepare for this fun event, get familiar with the I-IV-V 12-bar blues. Examples include:
Sweet Home Chicago
Johnny B Goode
Crossroads
Hound Dog
Jailhouse Rock
Jump, Jive, and Wail
Layla
Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (U2)
and many more.

An example, the 12-Bar Blues in the Key of A is as follows:
A A A A D D A A E D A A(E)
If you don't know what this means, you will after the session and will be wanting to try it on some of your own future hit songs.

All levels of musicians welcome. If you have any questions or ideas, feel free to send me an email. Look forward to jamming with you all.

We will pick a couple of keys at the session to work on.

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  • Michael M.

    I just did a search. Apparently .AAF files are native to Pro Tools. So unless you have a copy of Pro Tools, you won't be able to listen to them. So, whaddya say, Jaime -- how about good old mp3's or wav files even?

    1 · February 21, 2014

  • Jaime C.

    I just uploaded 2 of the songs, I'll keep adding throughout the week. I'll be working on the video this weekend.

    2 · February 18, 2014

    • Paul & Ruth M.

      Can you export them to a different format? I can't open AAF

      February 19, 2014

    • Greg K.

      Same here Jaime, I cannot open AAF either. Thanks!

      February 19, 2014

  • Jaime C.

    I just uploaded the pictures. I'll post the audio once I have a chance to edit and master it a little. Stay tuned!

    February 17, 2014

  • Paul & Ruth M.

    Thanks again for putting this together. I look forward to the next one.

    1 · February 16, 2014

  • Enrique I.

    I enjoy it so much!

    1 · February 15, 2014

  • Michael M.

    Honestly, it was louder than I would have preferred.

    February 15, 2014

  • Dave

    Good group of nice people, Thanks for the gift card that was unexpected

    2 · February 15, 2014

  • Jaime C.

    I just checked in. The room will be the big band room in the back. I have instructed the person at the desk to direct. Room will be open starting at 10:50am

    February 15, 2014

  • Enrique I.

    I will be there Jaime. Gracias

    February 13, 2014

  • Christensen C.

    Can I bring a guess with me

    February 9, 2014

    • Jaime C.

      No problem. As I said, we will be rotating musicians in and out.

      February 10, 2014

  • angel

    My daughter wants to learn guitar

    February 8, 2014

  • Greg K.

    This event is still on for the 15th correct? I called GC @ Stafford and they didn't have a clue what I was talking about.

    February 3, 2014

    • Jaime C.

      They won't have a clue because the reservation is under my name. The reservation for the space is reserved so this event is a GO!!

      1 · February 3, 2014

    • Greg K.

      Thanks! See you there.

      February 3, 2014

  • Eric

    Sorry...just realized I am out of town. Next time

    January 12, 2014

  • Jaime C.

    The wrong date got inserted. It has been corrected

    1 · January 11, 2014

  • Eric

    Wish I could come, but I am at work at that time during the week

    January 11, 2014

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