Intro to Jam Sessions (AM)



TERM 4, 2024

INSTRUCTOR: Maura Nicholson (bio)
DAY/TIME: Wed – 10am, In-person
LEVEL: Beginning

Do you want to play old-time music and attend jam sessions with other musicians? This class is designed to boost your repertoire with the tunes commonly played at our local and regional old-time jams. It will also boost your confidence in playing with others!

In addition to building your tune list and knowledge, we will cover jam culture and etiquette — how to find jams, and where to look for tune resources.  We practice listening for chord changes and learning melodies by ear.

We will learn tunes in the Key of D, which is the most common key for old-time jams.  If you are able to play the basic chords in D, you’ll be ready for success. Chords are initially provided for strummers, but we coach you towards playing by ear and eventually playing without reading charts or music.

This class meets in person.