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Sing For Your Supper

 We were a small but vibrant group this past Saturday and we experienced a first: a singer showed up! no guitar or harmonica; just a great set of pipes. I enjoyed this for a couple of reasons. First off, I…
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The Art of Writing a Paper

 In college I was an English major. I mentioned this to one of my students the other night. She said she hated writing papers. As I recalled, I loved writing papers. I hated tests. But I loved writing papers. Papers…
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I Hear You Knocking!

 ...but you can't come in....Oh, alright, come on in! Fats Domino wrote it and we played it last Saturday. Good crowd showed up and we rocked the place. I would like to ask you, my fellow jammers, for more song…
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Where's Pete?

 In case you were wondering where I have been the past two weeks and why there hasn't been a jam take a look below... Buzzyfrets

Yes, that's yours truly in the black mask and sporting the "corral-colored" guitar. My…
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Dueling Banjos?

 4/24/13

Dueling Banjos?

We performed a bit of an experiment this past Saturday. No, it didn’t involve Bunsen burners or microscopes, but you could say there was some physics involved – string vibration! We had not one but…
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Spring Fever

 Ah, the white sand beaches and crystal clear waters of the pacific lapping at my raft as I contemplate the myriad mult-colored fish swimming beneath me. Then, as I lazily roll off the bamboo rods which had been keeping me…
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From Four Until Late

 One of the funnest things about jamming is hearing other people's musical ideas and approaches to playing. It's probably one of the best ways to learn -- listening to others and copying their stuff!. Recently I asked some of my…
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Hound Dog

 Lots of folks showed up on Saturday! We spent the first hour jamming together in the BIG room. We then broke up into two smaller groups. I had to split my time between the two groups, but I admired the…
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Happy Holidays Jammers!

 This goes out to all my jammers -- you know who you are!

Allright, I will include everyone. I mean, heck, its Christmas. As the year comes to a close I want to thank all of you who have…
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Police Dog Blues

 More good fun these past couple of weeks! For the past 6 weks I have been teaching a class called "Master of Early Blues Guitar," and in preparation for the final week of the class I subjected the jammers to…
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Shake Your Money Maker!

 Had a really fun jam today. Great playing by all! I was really pleased by the way everyone played in support of their fellow jammers. I have said it before but having good rhythm chops is essential for a successful…
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Post 12

 We have been playing some minor blues lately -- St. James Infirmary and One Meatball, for example. These are fun and a great background for using our minor pentatonic scales for soloing. Since we started again in September we have…