|All "Lucky" Orr, UCON founder|
And so, our next jam will be next week, on February 12. Starting at 7pm, the workshop will be geared towards beginners, starting from the basics. We'll start with some strumming exercises, followed by some easy chord changes using a classic two-chord song. For some variety, we'll do that song in a number of different keys, each one progressively more difficult. The more experienced players may want to have a few drinks in the main bar area during the workshop.
For the song circle portion of the jam starting at 8pm, please bring a few copies of some of your favorite songs. I've prepared a few myself, conveniently packaged in one pdf.
- Do You Wanna Dance by Bobby Freeman 1958, (play along with the Ramones)
- Paperback Writer by the Beatles, 1966 (play along video)
- Rio by Michael Nesmith, 1977 (play along video)
- Walk Of Life by Dire Straits, 1984 (video in key of E)
24 hours a day.
As usual, we jam in the back room of the historic Royal Tavern, 344 Princess Street. Parking is normally available on Princess Street. Or park in the lot at the back of the Royal, off Brock Street, just past the fire hall. Be sure to show your appreciation to the Royal by visiting the bar and purchasing a beverage or two. Don't forget that they also offer soft drinks, in addition to their assortment of beers and other alcoholic drinks.