Jam [jam] v.
A group of musicians who do not regularly play together, playing music for their own enjoyment
Join us for a fun, casual jam and potluck on the stage at the 1240 Building.!
This is a fun way to learn more theory about chords, blues scales, listening to the musicians around you, and meet new friends your own age.
BEGINNING STUDENTS IN THE FIRST HOUR:
We'll play through C jam blues, a C minor blues and an A minor blues in a few different styles as well.
Until a student sees a band playing and improvising together, they might not understand why their teacher is asking them to practice their chords and scales. Once they see all the pieces coming together, they are more motivated to practice.
ADVANCED STUDENTS & ADULTS IN THE SECOND HOUR:
Each month we'll pick a different jazz standard to perform at the jam. Practice it with your private teacher and come prepared to perform it with a few teachers and students. We'll also run through the blues in a few keys and styles.
WHO CAN ATTEND?
- COST: FREE
- AGES: 9 years old and up
- Open to all previous and current students of Off the Wall
- All Skill Levels and Instruments. If you're a vocalist, please come prepared to sing a song over a 12 bar blues like Sweet Home Chicago.
No problem, get a snack and watch or we'll set you up with a blues scale to work on in a practice room and you can join in with the next group and a teacher by your side.
Please Sign Up:
Please sign up so we can gauge the ability levels. If we have a wide range of abilities and ages, we'll assign different start times to group to help make better bands.
There are only 12 spots available in each jam, so register now. Please let us know if you simply want to watch and see what it is all about.
Blues Jam Materials
Here's a collection of jam materials for all instruments. Check them out and let your private teacher know if you'd like to work with them to get ready for an upcoming next jam session.