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
Jump, Jive, and Wail
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.