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Sunday Sessions at Freddy’s (Medium Speed)

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Sunday Sessions at Freddy’s (Medium Speed)


The medium speed jam is back! Let’s pick up the pace!

** Freddy’s opens at 12, so we will start playing at 12:15. Grab a drink, order tots, get settled!

How it Works
Our medium session is leveling up! Join us for a faster-paced challenge and more of a traditional session feel. We'll gather in the space, request and lead tunes, and try to string tunes together so we play more. We want this session to function as bridge between the slow jam and sessions "in the wild."

The goals of this session will be:

  • Learn new tunes by ear
  • Practice calling/starting the next tune while playing
  • Increase our repertoire to include more sets
  • Feel how tunes link together (or don't!)
  • Bring our tempo closer to "dance speed"
  • Increase comfort with a session atmosphere where players are asked to start sets and/or contribute

You'll still have support from our leaders, but this will be a more collaborative session than before. It's a safe space to try new things or you're welcome to just come along for the ride! There will be some familiar tunes and many new ones. Tunes won't always be called in advance, although we'll try to shout out the key. We'll post the tunes played in the event comments.

Please be sure to support our fantastic hosts at Freddy's, where we get a private space, by purchasing food and/or drink(s). Freddy’s opens at noon, so you can even grab some food before we start. Plus, we sound AMAZING after a couple of beers.

Meetup puts an “unpaid” flag on everyone, but please ignore it. We put out a donation basket but don’t track this by individual at all!

Please note, the temperature at Freddy's can be a bit unpredictable, so wear layers! It’s often very hot in winter and very cold in summer.

We ask that attendees donate $10, or what you can, to support our group. We'll be putting out a donation jar and this money will support our fantastic jam leaders.

If you're new to BTSJ, check out our FAQ.

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