Players always welcome – ask for Jack Murphy
There’s a growing group of musicians meeting at Aqus every 4th Wednesday from 7-9pm.
Come on down and be part of us. Don’t confuse us with the other great jams at Aqus: Celtic Seisiun, the Open Mic, or the Jazz Open mic
For any newcomers, the concept of the “Bluegrass Jam” is somewhat new to you so I’ve listed a few helpful hints below.
The Ten Jammandments
(adapted from Larry’s List, adjusted slightly for Jack’s)
I. Thou Shalt Tune Thy Instrument.
~ Electronic tuners make this easy.
II. Thou Shalt Keep Steady Rhythm.
~ Count beats if necessary.
III. Thou Shalt Take Turns Choosing Songs.
~Announce the key. Vocalists always choose their key.
~ Choose a song you can complete, and that at least half the jammers know.
IV. Thou Shalt Not Speed.
~ Start songs at a reasonable tempo, and hold it please.
V. Thou Shalt Signal Who Has The Solo.
~ Follow a pattern when taking solo leads.
VI. Thou Shalt Listen To Others.
~ If you can’t hear the lead, consider yourself too loud (and then quiet down).
VII. Thou Shalt Welcome Others.
~ Include everyone in your jam. Help everyone sound as good as they can.
VIII. Thou Shalt Not bring NON bluegrass Instruments to the Jam
~Please leave at home your: flute, trumpet, drums, amp, piano, sax, etc.
IX. Thou Shalt Infrequently Try New Material.
~ Original & different tunes are OK occasionally, but must be easy enough to follow.
X. Thou Shalt Be Considerate Of “new” Pickers.
~ Help beginners.