A Fiddle Player's Guide to Jamming

by John Sherman & Carl Yaffey
sku: 02-20889M
Book with online audio. Everything a beginning/intermediate fiddler needs to know to participate in a jam session. Describes the anatomy of a jam session, jam session etiquette, chords and keys for jamming, and vamping. The play-along audio includes 9 typical bluegrass jam tunes. The tunes are played twice: once with the tune played on the left channel and a verbal description on the right channel, and once in stereo. 30 pp.   More Details...
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  • Preface
  • About the Audio
  • Acknowledgements
  • Anatomy of a Jam Session
  • Chords and Keys for Jamming
  • Bluegrass Rhythm
  • What Can I Bring to the Jam?
  • Laying Back
  • Percussive Vamping
  • Percussive Vamping with Bounce
  • Rhythmic Chordal Vamping
  • Melodic Fills
  • Playing a Parallel Harmony Line
  • Taking a Solo
  • Index of Double Stop Chords for Vamping
  • Participating in a Jam Session
  • Jamming Etiquette
  • Appendix 1 - Some Typical Guitar Chords
  • Appendix 2 - Resources
  • Appendix 3 - Some Rules for Jamming
  • Appendix 4 - Audio Tunes
  • About the Authors
  • Hot Corn, Cold Corn
  • Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms
  • Nine Pound Hammer
  • John Henry
  • Two Little Boys
  • Columbus Stockade Blues
  • Down the Road
  • Little Maggie
  • John Hardy