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You're invited to a beginner 12 bar blues jam. We get together nearly every week on Weds at 6p in Red Hill / Moanalua Valley area. Sessions are 2 hours spent on one, maybe two, 12 bar blues songs to culminate in a recording like a souvenir.

Singer, guitar, bass, keys, harmonica, sax, trumpet,... washboard? I have inexpensive keys and PA for electric guitar / bass so you can travel light.

12 bar blues are easy to start, hard to master. If you aren't familiar with 12 bar blues, check out this site http://12bar.de/cms/tutorial/ for structure, chords, and guitar help.

We play variations on classic 12 bar songs such as:

1) "Crossroads" in a blues like John Mayer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2kfNAYHH4k

2) "Dust my broom" in a blues rock style like Frankie Chavez https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8c8C3MdzrqQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8c8C3MdzrqQ)

3) "Going down Slow" is classic swing like the Bland / King version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rm8i5Xh7zlU

4) "Things I Used to Do" Guitar Slim

5) "Hound Dog" done by Big Mama Thornton https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoHDrzw-RPg

6) "Thrill is Gone" by King

7) CC Rider

Elvis? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0x_p0DIgICs

Classic by Chuck Willis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7R-ck2LRWo

8) "Stormy Monday" Etta James version) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXnZLhss1g0 -OR- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gDhR1R3S0s -OR- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KphVMfNO18M

Chord sheets for some the above are posted on google drive and you can access with this link:https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3KWU2tA9HMnWnFLYW9MU0g2X1E

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