The Practice Banjo & Bluegrass Jam Session at The Coffee Tree Books & Brew

As usual, this is on the third Saturday of each month; Septembers jam will be on the 19th. 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 and mandolin 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.

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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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