'round the Circle - Folk Lesson and Session
Join us for an evening of home made music. We will learn some new tunes and songs, play some old favorites, and have fun with friends and neighbors. There's no pressure, as this isn't an open mic or performance. It's "music for friends, by friends". (Click the RSVP button for full details...)
Time & Location
Jan 05, 2022, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Williams Hall, 729 Fleming St, Key West, FL 33040, USA
About the Event
Musicians of all levels are invited to come share the fun and fellowship of playing traditional acoustic music together.
6-7 Lesson: The first part of the evening is aimed at musicians who want to develop the skills that will enable them to have fun playing in a group setting. This week we will be teaching the third of our Ear Training classes on how to hear intervals, chords, and chord changes. The goal is to help musicians play chord accompanyment to tunes they have just heard in a session without needing tabs, music or chord charts.
7-8 Session Part I: We will start the first part of the Session by warming up with some slow tunes and a humorous song or two. This part of the Session is for learning new tunes to add to our repertoire and reviewing some existing ones.
8-9 Session Part II: For the last hour of the evening, we'll move to a faster pace and a free-form style. Feel free to call out any tune or song you like as we go 'round the circle, not just the ones in our existing repertoire. This is the part of the evening where students can practice the skills they learned in the first hour on how to play up-to-speed and participate in an acoustic jam. The faster pace and variety of this hour also lets more experienced musicians find some challenges that help to hone their skills.
Listening to and appreciating each others' music will also be a part of the third hour. Not all of our music that we share together has to be ensemble/group playing. We would love to hear any songs and tunes that you have been working on and want to share with the group. We especially love original songs or tunes!
These sessions are free to all. Voluntary donations to help Williams Hall cover operating expenses are most welcome.