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wilco Jam bands - advice on setting-up? (8) Jam bands - advice on setting-up? 18 Sep 03

Our local jam has gotten pretty big, with twenty to thierty people every week. I want to ty something; tell me if it will work, and how to do it.
    We have fiddlers, guitar players, banjo players, a base player or two, mandoline players, autoharps, and harmonicas.
    To encourage people to meet new folks and play music with them, I would like to set-up one-time jam bands at these open jams.
    You would have a "rythm" jar for guitars and other rythm insturments, a jar for fiddles and harmonicas, and a jar for bass.
You would also have a jar for a few simple, common songs that everyone would know.
    You would drop your name in the appropriate jar, and then someone would draw the names out and build as many three or four person bands as possible. Then each group would draw a two or three songs from a jar.
    You'd go off with your group, work out the songs, and then get together a half hour or so later to do a show.
    What do you think?

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