What we're about

Welcome to Brooklyn Traditional Slow Jam! Find us at www.brooklyntraditionalslowjam.org for more details, resources, and our tune list (http://brooklyntraditionalslowjam.org/tune-list/).

BTSJ is an acoustic instrumental slow jam focused on traditional fiddle tunes, mostly Irish and Scottish, with a smattering of English, Old Time, French Canadian and Swedish.

This group is intended to provide a musical home for folks interested in playing with other musicians, learning play by ear, and increasing their own musical skill. All levels of musicians are welcome; it’s a great place to explore your instrument or a new style of music with confidence.

So, explore our website (http://www.brooklyntraditionalslowjam.org)for the tunes we play, check out our FAQ (http://brooklyntraditionalslowjam.org/faq/), and consult the calendar for our next event. The more, the merrier!

Upcoming events (4)

First Wednesdays at the Old Stone House

The Old Stone House

$10.00

We're back! Vaccinated musicians (please bring proof) are welcome to join us at the Old Stone House for our monthly slow jam. We'll be wearing masks for the time being, in alignment with current CDC recommendations. There may be a few folks who won't have masks due to their instrument type, but it's a big space.

For now, we are limiting attendance to 20, so please only RSVP if you intend to join us.

PLAY WHAT?
For information about the how our jam sessions work and an idea of the tunes we're playing these days, check out our website, tune list (http://brooklyntraditionalslowjam.org/tune-list/), and the comments from the last jam session (see past events in meetup).

The last half hour we will kick things up a notch and play a little faster.

DONATIONS
If you're able, please consider donating $10, or what you can, to support our leaders, our group, and our venues. We'll be putting out a donation "jar" and this money will support our fantastic jam leader and provide a small donation to the Old Stone House for providing us with such a beautiful space to play in.

You can pay in cash at the jam, or send some "pints" our way at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/brooklyntrad

Please ignore the meetup "unpaid" flag from Meetup. Donations are requested, but optional, and we are definitely not keeping track of this.

NEW MEMBERS
If you're new to BTSJ, check out our FAQ.
http://brooklyntraditionalslowjam.org/faq/

THE SPACE
Please arrive as close to the beginning as you can. You are, of course, always welcome to arrive/leave as fits your schedule.

Please note the location of the OSH is in Park Slope, Brooklyn. It's located in the middle of the park between 3rd and 4th Streets and 4th and 5th Avenues. Meetup maps sometimes get messed up, so be sure you have the right location! The 4th Avenue entrance is usually the open door.

You may bring food and drink into the space, just be sure to clean up after yourself. We should leave the place as we found it.

Lastly, all are welcome to join us at The Gate (on 5th Ave across from the Old Stone House) after the jam for a drink or two!

SUPER Slow Zoom Jam

Online event

Let's play super slow. Let's learn by ear. Let's brave the zoom.

This jam will be different from our "usual" jam sessions. It will involve everyone muted except ONE person who is playing a melody instrument and leading a tune at a very slow speed. For chord players, we'll try to tell you the key and give you an idea of chords to try. This is not everyone's cup of tea, but it's been working wonderfully!

Attendees, you are welcome to play along and, if desired, share a tune. No pressure to share, but it would be great if we challenged ourselves!

Some guidelines:

1. To encourage learning by ear, the tunes generally shouldn't be on our master tune list. If we haven't played something in forever, that may be a sneaky addition, however!

2. Try to play your tune at a slow speed for 5 or 6 repeats. We could even revisit some tunes later in the jam maximum brain sticking. Players, feel free to ask the leader to replay a section or play some more.

3. Share a simple tune you love! You'll need to make sure you can play it clearly for a few minutes and keep tempo, more or less. It doesn't have to be in tune or beautiful sounding! Tempo and clarity are the key factors, and we are all levels here.

4. Turn on original sound in Zoom if you are planning to lead a tune, so we can hear you. Zoom thinks music is background noise and likes to filter it out. See below for setup info.

4. Be patient with your fellow slow jammers (and with yourself). It's a great experience, even if it results in some stress-sweating!

5. If you think you'd like to share a tune, commit yourself in the comments! I hear there's nothing like a little pressure to make you practice.

If you're able, please donate to BTSJ and support our leaders, our group, and our venues at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/brooklyntrad

ZOOM DETAILS
Please note that we will not be doing any technical troubleshooting once this gets rolling. Please login before the 6:30pm start to avoid any issues. If you have trouble after this point, we are sorry but you're on your own.

*** ZOOM SETUP INFO: Please reference the documents linked below to ensure that your zoom is properly set up for music. You only need to do this if you plan to share a tune.

1. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WJC60kD1H-wISXyd7VE6GWDSflAtA1CY/view?usp=sharing

2. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XDG9BoYib9rFj-G8far2I4utF0YtIpck/view?usp=sharing

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83149442399?pwd=RDN6c25LSDZjQ2RZY3lJM1djRXdRdz09

Meeting ID:[masked]
Passcode:[masked]

First Wednesdays at the Old Stone House

The Old Stone House

$10.00

We're back! Vaccinated musicians (please bring proof) are welcome to join us at the Old Stone House for our monthly slow jam. We'll be wearing masks for the time being, in alignment with current CDC recommendations. There may be a few folks who won't have masks due to their instrument type, but it's a big space.

For now, we are limiting attendance to 20, so please only RSVP if you intend to join us.

PLAY WHAT?
For information about the how our jam sessions work and an idea of the tunes we're playing these days, check out our website, tune list (http://brooklyntraditionalslowjam.org/tune-list/), and the comments from the last jam session (see past events in meetup).

The last half hour we will kick things up a notch and play a little faster.

DONATIONS
If you're able, please consider donating $10, or what you can, to support our leaders, our group, and our venues. We'll be putting out a donation "jar" and this money will support our fantastic jam leader and provide a small donation to the Old Stone House for providing us with such a beautiful space to play in.

You can pay in cash at the jam, or send some "pints" our way at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/brooklyntrad

Please ignore the meetup "unpaid" flag from Meetup. Donations are requested, but optional, and we are definitely not keeping track of this.

NEW MEMBERS
If you're new to BTSJ, check out our FAQ.
http://brooklyntraditionalslowjam.org/faq/

THE SPACE
Please arrive as close to the beginning as you can. You are, of course, always welcome to arrive/leave as fits your schedule.

Please note the location of the OSH is in Park Slope, Brooklyn. It's located in the middle of the park between 3rd and 4th Streets and 4th and 5th Avenues. Meetup maps sometimes get messed up, so be sure you have the right location! The 4th Avenue entrance is usually the open door.

You may bring food and drink into the space, just be sure to clean up after yourself. We should leave the place as we found it.

Lastly, all are welcome to join us at The Gate (on 5th Ave across from the Old Stone House) after the jam for a drink or two!

SUPER Slow Zoom Jam

Online event

Let's play super slow. Let's learn by ear. Let's brave the zoom.

This jam will be different from our "usual" jam sessions. It will involve everyone muted except ONE person who is playing a melody instrument and leading a tune at a very slow speed. For chord players, we'll try to tell you the key and give you an idea of chords to try. This is not everyone's cup of tea, but it's been working wonderfully!

Attendees, you are welcome to play along and, if desired, share a tune. No pressure to share, but it would be great if we challenged ourselves!

Some guidelines:

1. To encourage learning by ear, the tunes generally shouldn't be on our master tune list. If we haven't played something in forever, that may be a sneaky addition, however!

2. Try to play your tune at a slow speed for 5 or 6 repeats. We could even revisit some tunes later in the jam maximum brain sticking. Players, feel free to ask the leader to replay a section or play some more.

3. Share a simple tune you love! You'll need to make sure you can play it clearly for a few minutes and keep tempo, more or less. It doesn't have to be in tune or beautiful sounding! Tempo and clarity are the key factors, and we are all levels here.

4. Turn on original sound in Zoom if you are planning to lead a tune, so we can hear you. Zoom thinks music is background noise and likes to filter it out. See below for setup info.

4. Be patient with your fellow slow jammers (and with yourself). It's a great experience, even if it results in some stress-sweating!

5. If you think you'd like to share a tune, commit yourself in the comments! I hear there's nothing like a little pressure to make you practice.

If you're able, please donate to BTSJ and support our leaders, our group, and our venues at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/brooklyntrad

ZOOM DETAILS
Please note that we will not be doing any technical troubleshooting once this gets rolling. Please login before the 6:30pm start to avoid any issues. If you have trouble after this point, we are sorry but you're on your own.

*** ZOOM SETUP INFO: Please reference the documents linked below to ensure that your zoom is properly set up for music. You only need to do this if you plan to share a tune.

1. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WJC60kD1H-wISXyd7VE6GWDSflAtA1CY/view?usp=sharing

2. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XDG9BoYib9rFj-G8far2I4utF0YtIpck/view?usp=sharing

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83149442399?pwd=RDN6c25LSDZjQ2RZY3lJM1djRXdRdz09

Meeting ID:[masked]
Passcode:[masked]

Past events (146)

SUPER Slow Zoom Jam

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