This is a group for anyone interested in acoustic guitar or other acoustic instrument casual play along. The venue is a generous sized clubhouse located at Harbour Isle located on Manatee Ave just before bridge to Anna Maria (come with a full belly and whatever beverages you'd like to drink).
Monday Eve from 7-9pm-ish
To join us, you should: 1) Have a guitar and capo, or other acceptable instrument 2) Be open to most kinds of music (but no classical or rap) 3) Come prepared to share your songs of choice with the group. Bring enough copies of lyrics w/chords for the group - copies are returned to you 4) Be able to play basic chords, e.g. A, Am, C, D, E, Em F, G proficiently 5) Show appreciation and encouragement for others' efforts
We take turns leading songs, but we are a no-pressure Meet-Up. You can play or pass on your turn. No one expects perfection, so do your songs your way and no need to sound like any recording – just have fun with it ! A great resource for printable music with chords is https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/
We welcome players of non-amplified acoustic instruments; i.e. acoustic guitars, fiddles/violins, non-drum-kit percussionists, wood flutists, vocalists, etc. We welcome most levels, however, if you're at the professional level, you may need a little more patience than the rest ;), if you are an early beginner, hone your skills and check back with us...
The goal of this Meetup is to be a place where you can:
1) Play and sing with other guitarists and musicians 2) Share songs you like, or wrote, and show us how to play 3) Learn new songs and expand your repertoire 4) Offer playing tips to others, and learn new tips 5) Appreciate and encourage fellow players 6) Gain confidence in your playing/singing
We are "Private" only because we'd like to protect the location of member provided venues. We hope you join!
Lastly, a donation of $1/RSVP is requested to defray the cost of creating a group on the Meetup website. Simply drop a buck in the "Buck Bucket" when you attend a jam.