PineCone Beginners Bluegrass Jam

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Wednesday, 2017, April 19 - 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 continues to be very popular, welcoming beginner musicians and people who want to learn basic jam etiquette before jumping into a traditional jam. This month's featured songs will be "Blackberry Blossom" (key of G), and "Billy in the Lowground" (key of C), selected specifically to help participants continue to learn about chord numbers by featuring two instrumentals that use the "minor six" or "relative minor" chord. Download chord sheets for April 2017 learning 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 and other groups, will once again facilitate this month's jam to assist jam participants.

Other songs played at past learning jams include:

  • 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
Event Type: 
General Public Ticket Price: 
Free
Men and women of varying ages sit in a large circle on chairs or stools; Jef Walter stands with his bass. Two walls of guitars are visible behind the musicians, and there's a worn rug in the middle of the circle that the participants are seated around. Photo credit: Spencer Mobley

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

Harry's Guitar Shop Logo - Background: An illustration of a triangle, point down, with horizontal stripes, an illustration of an electric guitar, vertical (neck & tuning pegs at top of image, guitar body at point of triangle), and the words "Harry's Guitar Shop" in two lines overlay the guitar neck