1ST SUNDAY MONTHLY JAM

JAM WITH US ONLINE!

Monthly Fiddlers Jam is alive and well so you can play your favorite traditional music with music friends.
The First Sunday Monthly Jam has temporarily moved online, we’re all having a great time—and it’s FREE!

NEXT Virtual JAM: Sunday, June 6, 2021

• 1:00 – 2:00 Slow Jam
• 2:00 – 4:00 Continue with uptempo jamming!


horn with sound wavesReceive Monthly Jam Announcements

Members of SCVFA automatically receive monthly jam announcements and details.

If you’re not a member, we are happy to add you to our email list:

EMAIL: 
SUBJECT: Join Mailing List
MESSAGE: Tell us what instrument you play!

(if you enjoy the jam, we encourage you to become a member!)

COVID-19 Status
Due to COVID-19 restrictions we cannot meet in person at the regularly scheduled Monthly Jam & Open Mic at Hoover School.

So for now, you can enjoy the monthly jam either online or in person.

An online slow jam will be hosted from 1-2pm (check your newsletter or joing our mailing list for details)

In Person Jamming at the Rose Garden in San Jose from 2-4pm!
All county regulations will be required regarding masks and social distancing.

Hope to you either online and/or in person on June 6!

Slow Jam

Just starting out with traditional music, or haven’t played in a while?    The Slow Jam is a good place to begin.   When you are comfortable with these few basics; tuning your instrument,  playing basic chords or simple melodies slowly, you are ready to join the slow jam.

Leaders of the Slow Jam keep the tempo at 60 to 90 bpm (beats per minute). 
A mix of old-time and bluegrass styles are played.   Old-time style is when everyone plays together.  Bluegrass style allows each musician a turn playing a “break” (solo). One or more may sing while the others play chordal or rhythmic backup.

Besides offering a place to play more slowly, we help players become more comfortable
• playing by ear (music notation is commonly used),
• jamming with others,
• building confidence and repertoire.

Tunes played for the Slow Jam can be found on our Tunes Page.     Practice at home with the slow jam sheet music or compile in a binder to bring to the jam.

 Up-Tempo Jam

Bring your favorite old time or bluegrass instrumentals and songs!

Geared for advanced beginners to advanced players, you can expect to hear tunes played at a faster pace.

A mix of old-time and bluegrass styles are played.   Old-time style is when everyone plays together.  Bluegrass style allows each musician a turn playing a “break” (solo). One or more may sing while the others play chordal or rhythmic backup.

(Everyone is invited to the Slow Jam — also a good place for advanced players to warm-up and to help the new players — just remember to slow down!)