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#1 Sept. 13, 2014 20:43:29

adi
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proposal for a day for beginners (need of a master musician)

I need a bit a practice with the basics. If someone is free to teach me please find a day and an our different from official scheduled jamming day.



I like ukulele, recorder, guitar, drum, piano (absolute beginner)

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#2 Sept. 14, 2014 09:57:01

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adi
I need a bit a practice with the basics. If someone is free to teach me please find a day and an our different from official scheduled jamming day.

Hi adi,
If you want to learn the basics of improvisation, it is good to start with scales and learning songs you like.

An easy scale is the pentatonic scale. You can find tutorials on YouTube. Basically a scale tells you which notes you could play that will sound okay. It allows you to confidently play notes because they will sound fine on top of the chords.

If you are more interested in playing chords instead of single notes, learning the major scale and keys is important so that you can think about popular chord progressions. Again, YouTube has tutorials or you can find the basic pattern here:
http://musictheory.tripod.com/chords.htm

When you learn to play songs that you like, you will be exposed to good examples of how to use chords and single notes. You can take small pieces and use them during improvisation.

It takes practice and you will also get better at recognizing the key and finding the right notes. We are all learning and sometimes we play something that sounds bad, that's okay. I have written about overcoming the fear of wrong notes here and included some techniques to “fix” mistakes:
http://blog.jammr.net/2013/07/06/overcoming-wrong-notes-when-jamming/

I hope this helps you get started!

I will be online today at 13:00 UTC if you would like to jam (http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20140914T1300). You can also email stefanha@jammr.net if you have time later today (Sunday, September 14th).

Stefan

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#3 Sept. 14, 2014 10:20:48

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proposal for a day for beginners (need of a master musician)

thanks for your advice. I will stay a bit off the jam in order to practice the scales along with others but without pressing “send” button and to brake the others' jam. If I succeed the formula I will join the band later…



I like ukulele, recorder, guitar, drum, piano (absolute beginner)

Edited adi (Sept. 14, 2014 10:22:40)

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#4 Sept. 15, 2014 15:06:32

talertim
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Hi Adi, I will be online tonight at 20.00 (CET).



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