A Great Time at the Banjo Jam

We had a great time at our Banjo Jam Session at The Coffee Tree on July 18th!

We usually start these practice sessions off by working through a chord sheet with several standard songs we’re familiar with (more or less) and just seeing where it goes from there.

We’re currently practicing some familiar songs such as Cripple Creek, The Ballad of Jed Clampett, Hot Corn, Cold Corn, Amazing Grace, Tom Dooley and Foggy Mountain Breakdown, among others. Since this is a learning experience for most all the students, we keep it fairly slow.

Join us for the next one of you can; it’s open to everyone and is on the third Saturday of each month (that will be August 15 for next month) at 4:00 – 5:00 pm at The Coffee Tree Books and Brew across from Grissom High School in Huntsville.

About Phill Gibson

I'm from Huntsville, Alabama where I work as a Systems Engineer and part-time banjo and mandolin instructor. I've been playing various instruments since my teen years. I started mandolin at about age 17 and banjo at 20. I love just about all kinds of music. In terms of banjo styles, I play Scruggs and melodic and am working on becoming more advanced with single string. I'm also working on 4-finger banjo, which is way off the beaten path. I would like to see more jazz techniques integrated into bluegrass situations; counterpoint, especially. So long-term, that's what I'm doing. I'm also very keen on astronomy, ATM (amateur telescope making), birding, christian homeschooling, martial arts, organic gardening and about 30 other distracting hobbies to a (mercifully) lesser extent.
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