As usual, this is on the third Saturday of each month; Augusts jam will be on the 15th. Kind of early for the third Saturday, but then August 1st was a Saturday. It’s from 4:00 – 5:00 pm at The Coffee Tree Books & Brew across Bailey Cove Road from Grissom High School in Huntsville, Alabama. Here’s a map in a new browser page. It’s geared towards anyone wanting to learn better jamming skills. It’s primarily for my bluegrass banjo students, but anyone is welcome and encouraged to bring an instrument: guitars, mandolins acoustic basses, dobros, harmonicas and fiddles are most welcome! Also, you don’t need to be a student of mine to attend.
As we practice at home and in formal lessons, it’s easy to get accustomed to playing in a vacuum. And yet so much of the learning experience in music is accomplished with the direct interaction only found in a live jam session!
The purpose of these jams sessions will be:
- To give you more hands-on experience with playing in a live, yet stress-free, setting. No one’s going to throw tomatoes!
- To introduce students to a wider variety of bluegrass, folk, jazz, etc. songs for possibly learning in the future.
- Lastly, it’s a great way to meet other students!
So, join us – it’s for everyone, whether you bring a banjo, guitar or other instrument to play or just want to watch and learn!
Contact me at Phill@PhillGibson.com if you have any questions.