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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2006-03-21T16:57:28+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/feed.php?f=13&t=1177 2006-03-21T16:57:28+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1177&p=12543#p12543 <![CDATA[RE: getting into the jam]]> Statistics: Posted by julio1958 — Tue Mar 21, 2006 4:57 pm


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2006-03-21T14:24:52+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1177&p=12542#p12542 <![CDATA[RE: getting into the jam]]>
Welcome. Great to see another harper active in the harp forum. You should post an introduction in the "A Bit About Me Forum". This is a pretty tight knit group and advice is generally better received if they know you than if it just comes in from left field.

keep on harpin'...

Bosco

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2006-03-21T12:56:58+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1177&p=12541#p12541 <![CDATA[RE: getting into the jam]]> Statistics: Posted by harp54 — Tue Mar 21, 2006 12:56 pm


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2006-03-15T09:43:37+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1177&p=12544#p12544 <![CDATA[RE: getting into the jam]]>
Pacification of the "jam gods" is a good way to ensure that his experience is positive. Pissing them off will do nothing but lead to crappy and frustrating experience for the new guy. His playing time will be limited and the hosts will be less than receptive.

If he's going have a comfortable transition, he ought to be concious and try to fit in. Bring the amp. Mention to the host that you have one and can bring it in, if needed. Don't leave the JT-30 in the car.

Observe, learn the ropes, act accordingly.

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2006-03-14T20:33:41+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1177&p=12540#p12540 <![CDATA[RE: getting into the jam]]> Thanks for the link to the rules. I've read them and will keep them in mind. Actually, all the imput from everybody, that's contributed to the discussion, has given me a little more confidence and ideas about what a jam is suppose to be like. I feel when I walk through the door I will definetaly be better prepared for the experience.

E.

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2006-03-14T16:18:49+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1177&p=12539#p12539 <![CDATA[RE: getting into the jam]]> Statistics: Posted by jeffl — Tue Mar 14, 2006 4:18 pm


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2006-03-14T13:44:03+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1177&p=12538#p12538 <![CDATA[RE: getting into the jam]]> Most of the jam hosts I know hate it when people show up with a ton of crap in tow.

And most of the musicians I know hate it when other players show up without their own gear.

Obviously, if 40 guys show up with their own amps, it's a very crowded open mic and some sharing is in order. Having said that, it's far easier for guitar players and bassmen to share amps, and keyboard players and drummers to share rigs.

Harpers are a different breed and need an amp that is set up for harp. Most mics on the stage are set up for vocals, which rules out cupping the mic to get any kind of compressed sound without considerable adjustment. Theres nothing wrong with E bringing his Pro Jr that he is comfortable with. Odds are there won't be 40 guys with amps at his jam anyway. If the jam master tells him to just play through the PA, then he'll have to go with that, but I recommend having him use his own equipment.

I'm afraid this thread contains all sort of conflicting information. We are trying to ease a beginner into the open mic scene here with a comfortable transition, not concern ourselves with pacifying the jam gods.

Here is a link for jam etiquette concerning playing procedures, not complicated by equipment issues-

[link:www.jt30.com/jt30page/oldsite/rules.html|Rules Of The Jam]

Most of all, don't forget to have fun!

Bosco

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2006-03-14T05:53:33+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1177&p=12537#p12537 <![CDATA[RE: getting into the jam]]>
Blues jams can be hit or miss, but they are what you make of them. Just be cool and willing to listen/learn. You'll be okay.

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2006-03-14T05:46:30+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1177&p=12536#p12536 <![CDATA[RE: getting into the jam]]>
As a newbie and depending on the jam host, there is no guarantee that you'll be playing anyway. I play through the host band's equipment. If you are invited back and an amp isn't available, then bring your amp. Most of the jam hosts I know hate it when people show up with a ton of crap in tow. It messes with their chi and the musical flow.

The nice thing about well attended jams is that you can try a lot of other people's gear. If you sound good, you'll sound good through an amp or a PA. If you are only going to get to play two tunes, why carry all the gear and hassle with it?

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2006-03-13T04:28:22+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1177&p=12535#p12535 <![CDATA[RE: getting into the jam]]>
Read the alternative rags, take out an ad; Put up 3x5s and just hang out where other musicians hang out.

I liked Walters Idea of just playin on the street. He's right, guitar players will find you. If you can sing a little bit and play a pretty good harp; you will have no trouble at all finding people to play with and places to play. Most of all Have Fun!!!

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