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    Default Happy Happy Joy Joy!

    I found a group o' musicians to jam with!

    I met a singer / acoustic guitar player at church, and he introduced me to the drummer and bass player. We had an informal jam last night, just going over a bunch of cover tunes. I had a blast! Being primarily a rock player (who's played a country tune every once in a while), it's a challenge to think about music in terms of major keys. Also, the acoustic guitarist plays with a capo that's in different positions for each song, so there's transcribing on the fly. I love it! I've had to get away from looking at the dots on the fretboard and use some of that theory that I learned all those years ago.

    Through these guys, I've found that there is a small group of musicians that gig around nearby towns, and earn some extra walking around money. Woo Hoo!

    ADDITIONALLY, the bass player plays guitar, and we're all Fender fans. I MIGHT have a chance to play through a Princeton on our next jam session. That's pretty cool for me, since I've only played through solid state / hybrid / digital amphs. I've played a few tube amphs at GC, but never at live music volumes, without someone running over and telling me to turn down.
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    Kat - congrats! Sounds like fun! Have a blast....
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    Thank you, sir!
    Guitars:
    Fender 2006 MIM Fender Stratocaster HSS in 3TS
    Ibanez RG 570 with a bridge Invader
    ESP M II Deluxe with a Tune-o-Matic bridge
    Eleanor, the magical, mystical Road Worn wonder Tele
    Blackstar HT Club 40

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    There's nothing that compares to jamming with a full band. Really glad to hear that you found some folks to jam with, Kat!
    It will make you a better player, guaranteed. And you'll have a lot of fun doing it, too.
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    Very happy for you Kat playing a jam with a full band is alyways great, I wish you all the best for the next steps
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    Thank you, FF and Jipes!

    FrankenFretter, for sure, I'm having to break some bad habits, by having to play in different keys, and using different chord shapes.
    Guitars:
    Fender 2006 MIM Fender Stratocaster HSS in 3TS
    Ibanez RG 570 with a bridge Invader
    ESP M II Deluxe with a Tune-o-Matic bridge
    Eleanor, the magical, mystical Road Worn wonder Tele
    Blackstar HT Club 40

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    That's awesome! Keep at it and have fun!


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