Bluegrass Slow Jam
Join us on the fourth Thursday of every month for our Bluegrass Slow Jam! It’s a well-known adage among experienced Bluegrass players – “to play fast, first you have to play it right slowly.” A Bluegrass Slow Jam is a way to build repertoire and improve your soloing skills in preparation for regular Bluegrass jams. Some printed materials and coaching available as needed. Music stands allowed, but memorization is emphasized.
The Ten Jamandments will be our guide!
Bluegrass music is a unique style of music in which instrumental solos (called “breaks”) are a very important part. Not everyone is expected to play breaks in a Bluegrass jam, but, for those that aspire to play them, a big hurdle to overcome is the SPEED of a standard Bluegrass Jam. That’s where a Slow Jam comes in. It’s a safe place to practice breaks at a comfortable tempo. How slow is a Slow Jam, you ask? As slow as you need it to be to get all the notes out. At a Bluegrass Slow Jam, people take turns calling tunes, and the leader of the tune gets to pick the tempo.