Beginners Bluegrass Jam

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Wednesday, 2016, December 21 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
556 Pylon Dr
Raleigh, NC 27606

The PineCone Bluegrass learning jam at Harry’s Guitar Shop on the third Wednesday of the month has been very popular, welcoming beginner musicians and people who want to learn basic jam etiquette before jumping into a traditional jam.

This jam is specifically for those who are learning the basics of bluegrass music and playing with other musicians, and it is open to all ages. Jef Walter, a local musician who plays bass and guitar with Charles Pettee & the Iron Mountain Messengers, will once again facilitate this month's jam to assist jam participants.

The featured songs for December, by request, are: Whiskey Before Breakfast and Ashokan Farewell, both instrumentals in the key of D.

Other songs played at past learning jams include:

  • "Amazing Grace" in the key of A (or the key of "G" with capo on the second fret). Download chord sheets for Amazing Grace (featured song from November jam)
  • Old Joe Clark
  • Soldier's Joy
  • Tennessee Blues
  • Pig in a Pen
  • Nine Pound Hammer
  • My Home's Across the Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Bury Me Beneath the Willow
  • Worried Man Blues
  • Letter From My Darling
  • In the Pines
  • I'll Fly Away
  • On and On
Event Type: 
General Public Ticket Price: 
Free and open to the public

Sample list of songs frequently played at the PineCone Bluegrass Jam

Sample chord sheets from past beginner jam, including:

  • Standard Structure of Bluegrass Songs
  • My Home’s Across the Blue Ridge Mountains (key of G)
  • In the Pines (key of G)
  • Old Joe Clark (key of A, or “key of G” with capo on second fret)
  • Nine Pound Hammer (key of A, or “key of G” with capo on second fret)

Learn more about the PineCone Bluegrass Jam

Learn more about accessibility at PineCone events

Triangle Bluegrass Yahoo Group/website

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