PineCone Beginners Bluegrass Jam

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Wednesday, 2017, December 20 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
556 Pylon Dr
Raleigh, NC 27606

It's the final Beginners Bluegrass Jam of 2017! Get in the holiday spirit as the group tries two seasonal favorites: "Jingle Bells" (in the key of A) and "Auld Lang Syne" (in the key of G). Both will be played in "bluegrass style"--boom-chick rhythm on guitars, mandolins chopping on the backbeat, banjos rolling, instrumental solos between each chorus and the next verse, and more. Download chord charts for "Jingle Bells" and "Auld Lang Syne"

The PineCone Beginners Bluegrass Jam is open to all musicians, and it is specifically for those who are learning the basics of bluegrass music and playing with other musicians. It is open to participants of all ages and abilitiesThis is a great opportunity for participants to learn basic jam etiquette before jumping into a traditional jam.

Songs played at past learning jams include:

  • Little Maggie
  • Love Please Come Home
  • The Old Home Place
  • Tennessee Waltz
  • Devil's Dream
  • Wagon Wheel
  • Old Joe Clark
  • Nine Pound Hammer
  • My Home's Across the Blue Ridge Mountains
  • In the Pines
  • Amazing Grace
  • Whiskey Before Breakfast
  • Ashokan Farewell
  • Salt Creek
  • Will the Circle Be Unbroken
  • Soldier's Joy
  • Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms
  • I'll Fly Away
  • Angeline the Baker
  • Blue Moon of Kentucky
  • Big Sandy River
  • Down the Road
  • St. Anne's Reel

Facilitator Jef Walter is a local musician who plays bass and guitar with Charles Pettee & the Iron Mountain Messengers and other groups; he also mentors The Carolina PineCones, a local youth bluegrass band.

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