Tuesday, April 15, 2008

First Kid's Jam

Our first ever Kid's Jam went so well tonight! I think everyone had a good time. Participants included Mallory (guitar), Julia (guitar), Nicole (banjo), Jaclyn (guitar), Emily (mandolin), Makayla (fiddle), Haley (fiddle), Veronica (fiddle), Charlie (fiddle & guitar), and Rosemary (mandolin & guitar). I played the bass tonight, but the participants will have a chance to play bass if they want to learn. Some of the songs we played tonight included I'll Fly Away, Get in Line Brother, Cripple Creek, Bile Them Cabbage Down, Flop Eared Mule, and Old Joe Clark. We went over the Nashville Number system, song format, key changes, kick-offs, back-to-back vocal breaks, capo usage, lead breaks, endings, and singing into a microphone. I'm looking forward to the next session! We should have a few more kids at the next session, but we'll also be losing a few for a couple of sessions due to ball games. Great job everyone!

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