So, you want to jam.
We're glad you're here.
Jamming involves a lot of things. It could mean playing in a jazz or rock band, it could mean playing some classical music in a chamber group, or writing your own arrangement and getting some people together to play it.
What it really boils down to is YOUR ABILITY TO PLAY MUSIC INDEPENDENTLY. That means a solid sound, good counting and sight-reading skills, and the ability to play by ear with no written music if necessary.
This is not a course that you just go through and become an instant expert. Successful musicians learn this stuff on their own, and that's what you'll do. You can do it with any instrument at any age.
What I present here are some starting points for your exploration. Each activity should be done again and again (with different songs) so that you get better and faster at doing it. Do it every day. One day you'll wake up a seasoned expert.
Overview of Music Activities- Something to give you a general idea of what we're up to.
What Guitar Players Know and Horn Players Need to Learn - Coming soon--learn it & live it!
Study Materials for Jam School - books, recordings, etc. that can help you in your exploration.
Starting Points for Exploration - (main activity page) Activities that will help you to enter the world of playing and writing your own music.
Technical Skills for Your Instrument - Your brain tells you what it wants, but your fingers must deliver the product. This section will help you to develop the physical skills that you need.
A Virtual Band Using MIDI from the Web - Using a simple MIDI mixer, you can learn much about how to function in Pop Music settings. (under construction)