Posted by jrjenks on Saturday, May 17, 2008
A weekly check-in on the Banjo versus TV project — J.R.'s resolution to spend more time in 2008 on his banjo than on TV.
The big news this week was my sister's jam party.
She told me she'd invited a bunch of musicians with a variety of skill levels. Translation: Several good musicians and me. But her trick worked. I had a blast at my first jam party!
The band played...
...the singers sang...
...I kept up on my banjo when I could...
...and when I couldn't...
...I hammered away on the pots and pans.
The crowd had a good time and gave me more compliments than I deserved (and almost as many as I could want).
I was very nervous about the jam. The Chordie.com set list was available in advance, so I brought it to my weekly banjo lesson and asked Mike for advice. After giving the list a once-over (Initial assessment: "You're screwed.") he helped me pick out some songs that are within reach of my current skill level.
Here are the songs on her set list that were doable:
Saturday, May 17, 2008 @5:53:20 PM
Looks like a great time! Also looks like the TV is catching up with you.
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'5 Stromberg Nuts' 10 min
'W Boucher Jr' 1 hr
'Pickin I guess?' 3 hrs
'R.I.P. Travis Roy' 4 hrs