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4th Sunday Monthly Jams and Songs (Oct 2019)

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 10/27/2019
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Number of Attendees: 15

Location
Cafe Montmartre

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Part of the Jams will be playing through this set list for Society’s set list for the Reston Town Centre Holiday Showcase performances (Dec 7 and Dec 15 — check out the calendar events). Yes, we want you to be there. RSVP today for this jams and the performances — the County and Reston Association love us; why else would they ask us back every year!!!

This is a regular monthly meeting; so, come one, come all — beginners, too. RSVP early or as soon as you know you can make it.

NVUS Song books (Main, Tall Oaks, and Holiday Music) are online in our file folders. These are arrangements specifically for NVUS use at jams and performances.

Jams format:

  1. Admin/Announcements: We will try to do admin (like go over uke fest and upcoming concerts, workshops, etc.) at the very beginning; and a reminder at the end.
  2. Society members led songs: Make sure you bring copies up to the front table that is reserved for the NVUS jam leader and sound lead. Minimum copies should be around 15 (~1 per table). Ideally, 1 per person. Optimally, 75% of those who RSVP’d. Remember to post your song to the Society files (“Monthly Jams Folder”).
  3. Signature songs: Will be played some time during the entire jams meeting. In general, you can count on Sweet Wahine being the last song we play. Since every one is warmed up and bashfulness tossed aside, should get more solo players, right?

Society Member Led Songs:

  • Know your song enough — this isn’t lessons but a jam session.  Also, you “CAN” just jump into a song, but a well led song has generally 3 parts: An Intro, The song, and the ending/outro.  Think about and give attending advanced and intermediate members a chance to solo in your song — if you’re comfortable with it.
  • Help your fellow members — announce the key, progression if you know it, strum if you can describe it (e.g. Calypso/Do Wop – DxDUxUDU, etc).
  • Help for You — There are always some brave Society members who would help, if you ask.  If you want back up (UBass, Fills/Breaks, Harmony singing), it would be nice for you to pre-coordinate — but ask the leads, they might be able to wing it that day.

NVUS Leaders/Teachers Led Songs:

  • Typically out of The Society song books — most common are Fox on the Run, Shady Grove, Molokai Slide, 5 foot 2, The Lion Sleeps Tonight, NVUS Banana Boat Song, My Little Grass Shack, and Under the Boardwalk, to name a few
  • Lesson Exercise Songs — could be any one of the songs used in group lessons. These are usually found in the NVUS Jams Catalog
  • Same as Society Member Led Songs — see above.

Key to jams — Keep it simple, simple, simple; and play, play, play — and most of all

HAVE FUN!

Bookings

Bookings are closed for this event.

Number of Attendees: 15

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  • Moses Kamai
  • Bob Gibson
  • Jane Winchester
  • Denise Geyer
  • Mary Kay Stine
  • Alexandra Foster
  • Terry Durst
  • Brian Owsenek
  • Larry and Linda Burke
  • Linda B.
  • Kevin Hearle
  • John King
  • Paul Bigelman

3 Comments

  1. Sorry I cannot make it. Car problems and afraid I might get stuck on the way home in the dark like Friday night. Have fun!

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