Interested in playing old-time and contra dance music? Intimidated by the idea of showing up as a newbie to one of the open jams at the Tractor Tavern or Conor Byrne's? Come to the Slower Than Dirt Old-Time Jam!
We will be hosting an old-time jam especially for people who are newer to jamming, with tunes played at a slow learning pace and repeated until everyone's sick of them and wants to move on. The jam is open to players of all instruments and all abilities, with the following recommendations:
+ You should know how to tune your instrument, or at least how to recognize when it's out of tune so you can ask for help tuning it.
+ You should be able to play basic melodies -- "Mary Had a Little Lamb" or "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" for example -- on the instrument you bring. We might be able to give you some pointers on the basics of playing your instrument, but that's not really what this is about.
+ If your instrument is normally a very loud one (the trumpet, say), please bring a mute. If you play an instrument which can't be muted (can bagpipes be muted?), let us know and we'll see what we can do about having at least one session outdoors.
Where: The meeting room at the Lake City branch of the Seattle Public Library, 12501 28th Ave. N.E. Seattle, WA 98125 (This event is not sponsored by the Seattle Public Library.)
What to bring: Yourself and an instrument.
What not to bring: Please respect the health needs of all, and come fragrance-free. (No perfume, cologne, aftershave.)
Where to get more information:
http://slowerthandirt.org or email email@example.com