Bluegrass Jamming

Essentially, jamming bluegrass is all about having a good time making music with others!  

 

Over many years, a bluegrass jam "etiquette" has evolved. Nothing complicated really, just like a good conversation - good manners, listening to and consideration for others means everyone enjoys themselves.  

 

Have a look at the various links below to get an idea of what makes a good jam - and what kind of behaviour can lead to a "train wreck".

All these bluegrass sites are interesting and listed in no particular order:

Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina

Arizona Bluegrass Association

2001 Bart Veerman

Folkjam

Washington Bluegrass Association

Dr Banjo aka Pete Wernick

"Doc" Pollack's Bluegrass

Popular tunes & songs for Slow Jams

Bill Cheatham (A)

Blackberry Blossom (G)

Bury Me Beneath the Willow (G)

Clinch Mountain Backstep (A)

Cripple Creek (A)

Down Yonder (G)

Drifting Too Far from the Shore (A)

Foggy Mountain Breakdown (G)

I’ll Fly Away (G)

In the Pines (E)

Lonesome Road Blues (G)

Man of Constant Sorrow (G)

Muddy Water (Am)

My Walkin’ Shoes Don’t Fit Me Anymore (G)

New River Train (G)

Nine Pound Hammer (G)

Old Home Place (A)

Old Joe Clark (A)

Red Haired Boy (A)

Roll in My Sweet Baby’s Arms (G)

Salty Dog Blues (G)

Soldier’s Joy (D)

Two Dollar Bill (Long Journey Home)(G)

Wagon Wheel (G)

Way Downtown (G)

Wayfaring Stranger (Am)

Will the Circle be Unbroken (G)