When I started the JustinGuitar beginner course a couple of years ago, one of my long-term goals was to start playing with other people. Earlier this year, we created a community at work focused on playing instruments and eventually organized jam sessions in the office.
Here’s the video from the last jam session. It’s mostly improvised because we figured out the chords and just played. All of Justin’s music theory, ear training, and transcription lessons are helping a lot in such situations where you have to figure out things on the go. I’m playing the blue guitar.
Now onto the next long-term goals… One is Justin Guitar’s open mic event. I feel I had to write this to make myself feel accountable and indeed join it one day.
@kamkor Wow and kudos to you.
I believe you may be coming on too modest - you played great. Too modest about the ‘blue guitar’ also … a Silver Sky I do believe.
Be good to see what you bring to an OM.
Grooving and jamming to a backing track or just vamping on some chords is as welcome as playing and singing at the open mics.
Hey Kamil great to see you developing as a player and evolving in such a positive way, congratz! If I heard you playing in a pub or something I wouldn’t tell you only started like couple years ago, graty!
And thank God mods don’t speak the language and won’t pick up on explicit language at the end… oups
Hopefully one day you guys hit some open mics and share your journey with us! Pozdrawiam!
Good feel my man!
I see a bright future in blues, rock and more for you!
Zero pretention but a lot of control and expression. a functional guitarist providing rhythm and lead.
I’d start a band with you for sure!
@chiprs 5 minutes per day of barre chord practice helped me a lot, but it took a long time. This year I also took my guitars to a luthier for setup, and he improved the nut, making barre chords easier, especially on my acoustic guitar. For 2 years I struggled with it, having to use lots of force, and after a luthier setup, it became so much easier.
@LievenDV Wow, thank you. I’d be honored to play with you and learn from you.
@SgtColon We started this summer, and I think it was the 6th jam. But different people join different jam sessions, so the community keeps growing. I hope to take it outside one day, but I still need to practice a lot to gain enough confidence. I want OM to be part of the process of getting there.