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Beginner old time jam

Posted by scfiddlecat on Friday, January 18, 2013

Hosted a beginner jam/practice session today. It was great! Used Mary Gordon's all in one jam book and worked on four different tunes. As well as a moderate tempo Soldiers Joy!

4 comments on “Beginner old time jam”

brya31 Says:
Saturday, January 19, 2013 @8:47:58 AM

Never heard of that book, may have to check it out. I will say that a great way to practice in a slow jam setting is to go to youtube and look at the slow jam videos by the Nevada old time fiddlers association. Just advice from one newbie to another, I dont know the folks in the videos, LOL

scfiddlecat Says:
Saturday, January 19, 2013 @5:17:27 PM

Thanks for the suggestion! I'll check it out.

scfiddlecat Says:
Friday, February 1, 2013 @1:38:10 PM

Hosted another beginner old time jam today. There are seven of us all together learning to play the fiddle, or trying to improve our fiddle playing. A few of the others can also play guitar and banjo, so we may get a groove eventually. We are all still trying to find songs that we all know and enjoy, and still need to use the CD recordings to help us keep a steady tempo. Mary's book is a great resource for all of us since it has banjo tabs fiddle notation and guitar chords.

scfiddlecat Says:
Friday, February 8, 2013 @11:24:44 AM

Another slow old time jam today. We are getting better!! We actually sounded okay and stayed together pretty well. Still having a tough time raising the foot to end the song and not screw up the ending. Oh well! We got in about 10 songs today!

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