Meadowood hosts jam sessions two nights a week: Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Every Tuesday, musicians play bluegrass on fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin and bass from 6 to 8 pm.
Participants do NOT use sheet music in this jam. Instead, they have either memorized tunes or are capable of improvising, finding chord progressions, melodies and breaks. Players are welcome to bring recording devices so they can woodshed on the tunes between jams. This link takes you to a video of a jam in 2016.
On the 1st & 3rd Thursday nights of each month, BEGINNING bluegrass musicians play in a 'slow' jam from 7 to 8 pm.
Musicians use the same instruments as in the Tuesday night jam, but do it with a mentor in a 'slow bluegrass jam.' In this way, people can learn to play with others and can bring tunes up to speed. For the first few visits, players may use sheet music as a reminder, but the goal is to either memorize tunes or develop improvizational skills. Most people who come to the slow jam end up coming to the full speed Tuesday night jams. Players are welcome to bring recording devices.
On the 2nd Thursday of the month, musicians play light classical and pop on violin, viola, cello and bass from 6:30 to 8 pm.
THIS JAM IS ON HIATUS, SCHEDULED TO RESUME ON APRIL 9, 2020
In this 'jam' players DO use sheet music that Meadowood provides. The music is playable for advancing beginners and early intermediate players, first and third positions, moderately simple rhythms and accessible keys. The music we play is available through links to a cloud based music notation software, flat.io. Players bring their own printed music music stands. Players are welcome to bring recording devices.
Jams Hosted by Friends of Meadowood
Old Time Jam - Godfrey Daniels, Bethlehem - First Tuesday of the month, 7-9 PM
Old Time Jam - King Koffee, Emmaus - Third Tuesday of the month, 7-9 PM
Celtic Session - Ugly Oyster, Reading - Thursdays, 8-11 PM