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Acoustic jam! Singers, acoustic guitar players, bass (electric bass is OK!), mandolin, uke, banjo, percussion, harmonica, fiddle, accordion, keyboard(you are welcome to use our piano or bring your own electronic keyboard), horns, etc. We have two mics on stands that we pass around, for anyone who wants a bit more volume when they lead a song.

Bring a music stand and 25 copies of lyrics/chords for songs you want to do. Or, pick a favorite song from our ever-expanding collection. We have 3-ring binders containing a few hundred songs (!) from past jams.

$5 building use fee. Spectators welcome at no charge, and there is no need to register if you just want to listen.

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Sunday Jam and Open Mic

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Here's how the Open Mic/Jam works: We set aside the first hour or so for solo and small group performances. You're not required to perform if you don't want to, but you're welcome to bring a song, either an original or a cover. (Most nights, we only have enough time for each person to perform one song each.) Show us what you've been working on! We'll join in with vocals and instruments if you ask. Otherwise, we will we'll be an attentive and supportive audience. The second hour works the same as the second Sunday jam: Bring a music stand and 27 copies of lyrics/chords for songs you want us to play and sing along with. Or, pick a favorite song from our ever-expanding collection. We have binders with chords and lyrics that we pass out at the beginning of the evening and collect at the end. To see the song titles (updated regularly, thanks to Phil), click on https://www.dropbox.com/s/qe8sji8yvk4ch74/sundayJamSongs.pdf?dl=0 Jeff Michlin created PDFs of the entire collection (thanks Jeff!) - here is a zip file of them: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ihcogxw270nuqyl/jamSongs.zip?dl=0 Will try to maintain this zip with current songs. $5 fee for building rental and Meetup fee. Exact change is much appreciated. Spectators welcome at no charge, and there is no need to register if you just want to listen. In the interest of space, jammers are encouraged to bring stands for instruments and stow cases and other bulky stuff in the back room when they arrive.

Sunday Jam

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Bring a music stand and 27 copies of lyrics/chords for songs you want us to play and sing along with. Or, pick a favorite song from our ever-expanding collection. We have binders with chords and lyrics that we pass out at the beginning of the evening and collect at the end. To see the song titles (updated regularly, thanks to Phil), click on https://www.dropbox.com/s/qe8sji8yvk4ch74/sundayJamSongs.pdf?dl=0 Jeff Michlin created PDFs of the entire collection (thanks Jeff!) - here is a zip file of them: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ihcogxw270nuqyl/jamSongs.zip?dl=0 Will try to maintain this zip with current songs. $5 fee for building rental and Meetup fee. Exact change is much appreciated. Spectators welcome at no charge, and there is no need to register if you just want to listen. In the interest of space, jammers are encouraged to bring stands for instruments and stow cases and other bulky stuff in the back room when they arrive.

Songwriters Workshop Group

Great Oak Cohousing

The Songwriters Workshop Group (aka Third Sunday Songwriters) is a group for songwriters that meets the third Sundays of the month. We sometimes start off with a discussion on some aspect of songwriting. Then we have an open mic format where attendees can bring an original song to perform and talk about. We will take time after each song to discuss as a group in a critique/support role. The intent is to help the songwriter out with general impressions or suggestions as needed - this is both for support, encouragement, and ideas for further development. This may expand into songwriting challenges or exercises to help us grow as songwriters. These are two-hour sessions limited to 12 participants. Bring original completed songs, works in progress, works you are stuck on. Contact Phil McMillion if you have any questions.

Sunday Jam and Open Mic

Location visible to members

Here's how the Open Mic/Jam works: We set aside the first hour or so for solo and small group performances. You're not required to perform if you don't want to, but you're welcome to bring a song, either an original or a cover. (Most nights, we only have enough time for each person to perform one song each.) Show us what you've been working on! We'll join in with vocals and instruments if you ask. Otherwise, we will we'll be an attentive and supportive audience. The second hour works the same as the second Sunday jam: Bring a music stand and 27 copies of lyrics/chords for songs you want us to play and sing along with. Or, pick a favorite song from our ever-expanding collection. We have binders with chords and lyrics that we pass out at the beginning of the evening and collect at the end. To see the song titles (updated regularly, thanks to Phil), click on https://www.dropbox.com/s/qe8sji8yvk4ch74/sundayJamSongs.pdf?dl=0 Jeff Michlin created PDFs of the entire collection (thanks Jeff!) - here is a zip file of them: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ihcogxw270nuqyl/jamSongs.zip?dl=0 Will try to maintain this zip with current songs. $5 fee for building rental and Meetup fee. Exact change is much appreciated. Spectators welcome at no charge, and there is no need to register if you just want to listen. In the interest of space, jammers are encouraged to bring stands for instruments and stow cases and other bulky stuff in the back room when they arrive.

Past events (213)

Songwriters Workshop Group

Great Oak Cohousing

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