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Questions tagged [jamming]

A group of musicians improvising together with little or no predefined arrangement or structure.

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Designing the home audio setup with musical instruments in mind

I'm trying to plan my new living room from the audio point of view and because it's a small living room, I'm trying to figure out if it's possible to use my musical instruments for jamming with ...
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Jamming as a piano beginner, accompanying a song

I have just started in learning to play the piano. I have begun to take music lessons. (Today I had my second lesson.) I have a little bit of experience in playing the guitar. I have a friend with ...
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Playing with other people. What should I know to do?

I've been playing guitar for a little bit over three years now. Sometimes I practice every day, in busier times a bit less, but I've been doing it regularly and know some stuff beyond the beginner ...
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How to efficiently jam as a guitarist with a drummer

So I am currently in somewhat of a ¨band¨ with my long time friend. He has recently learned how to drum, although he is almost prodigious for the amount of time he has put into it. My question is, how ...
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Learning to Jam in piano

I just play piano as a hobby; I am mostly self-taught through spending many hours in front of the sheet. Now I can read sheets decently, and can play classical pieces (maybe not so elegantly) at level ...
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need help to figure out equipment needed for a silent rehearsal room

Hey folks i am trying to figure out things i will need to buy for a silent rehearsal room for my band so we can hear it in headphones. we dont have budget for sound proofing and i dont want to buy a ...
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Teaching others how to swing

In a couple of jams I've been in recently there are players who play swing and jazz music but who play it as straight-eighths. Worse, they try to correct the other players who are swinging the beat ...
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How to conduct rehearsals in a small band?

We have small band of four people(vocals+guitar, bass, drums and trumpet). It is our hobby, if it matters. I am trumpeter and the most recent(half a year) member of a band. We rehearse every week and ...
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What basics should I know to accompany on piano?

I need to accompany on piano for some blues songs. I play a little on piano in childhood and know basic theory. What I need to accompany for this songs: Sweet Home Chicago B.B.King - Everyday I ...
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Struggle improvising guitar with other musicians / band / jam session

I can write decent original guitar / keys melodies in my own time. But when I'm with other musicians I'm lost in a jam session (unrehearsed). I have a handful of times been lucky enough to produce ...
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Is there a device that would be a mixer with multiple outputs to jam with headphones?

I'd like to get together with a bunch of friends at home, and be able to practice without paying for a studio, and without the neighbors kicking me out of my house... I'm thinking of some sort of ...
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What to look for in the musicians you play with

This may be primarily opinion based, but I believe there's good scope to get some valuable information if the question's worded well. please share comments if you think the wording could be improved :...
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Why do jamming musicians “trade fours” (rather than any other number)?

I've run across the idea of "trading fours" when playing in (and listening to) jazz groups; i.e. where two or more musicians take it in turns to play four bar licks or solos. I understand that it can ...